Cattle trouble

Henarar

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Livestock Farmer
I’m sorry but this is not true, it might work on a few but not the ones I’ve ever had, teats are pickled in them, culled 15 heifers in last 2 years. They are the feathery type. I’ve had heifers when I’ve stopped milking the 1/4 the warts have got worse and this is on 2 1/2 year old animals 6 months into lactation. It’s getting really disheartening at the moment
OK don't do it then, that advice came from a vet though
 

XXFarmerJessXX

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Livestock Farmer
We had a bull with this on his stomach once- The vet took a sample, mixed it with something else and made a vaccine for it- Absolutely amazing! Fell off within days and never returned... Good luck :)
 

JP1

Member
Livestock Farmer
Hi all,

Looking for some help and advise. Over the last few years when the young cattle around (12/13m) are in the shed around they seem to come out with ringworm.
This year we tried holly as soon people say that helps, the cattle were all clear for a good few months but then they looked worse than ever and this is what they look like nowView attachment 816938View attachment 816940View attachment 816942

I know people say that it will clear in time but is there anything that I could use to prevent this happening again next year? Also is there anything I can put in them now to clear things up, some of them look a right state.

Thanks all.
Were they soft and not crusty to start. Sometimes see them and always knew them as papilloma - it's a virus that should calm down. Often harboured for years on metal objects they can come in contact with

 

Cowgirl

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Ayrshire
We have had a few with warts last year - presumably spread by flies. Tried ivermectin on the worst ones, have mainly disappeared but hard to say whether it was the drug or time. Looked into having an autologous vaccine made- seems the company that produced it has now stopped doing it. Many vets used to make their own at one time but not sure it’s allowed now.
 

Flatlander

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lorette Manitoba
My nephew had lots of warts on his hands as a kid. Small ones and just dry scaley itchy type. We were fooling around one day and I used duct tape to bind his hands together, left him like it for half an hour before my sister busted me. He though it was great until his mum peeled the tape off and left glue residue on his hands that wouldn’t wash off. Within a couple of weeks warts were gone. Apparently something in the glue removed the warts Never to return.
 

Kiwi Pete

Member
Livestock Farmer
OK don't do it then, that advice came from a vet though
Could well be something in it though, when we used to house cattle here they would come out covered in warts, I assume from the concave part of the gate gudgeons (no way of telling) harbouring the virus

However at turnout they went up and rubbed against trees and then all licked each other and they were clear in ten days
 

Henarar

Member
Livestock Farmer
Could well be something in it though, when we used to house cattle here they would come out covered in warts, I assume from the concave part of the gate gudgeons (no way of telling) harbouring the virus

However at turnout they went up and rubbed against trees and then all licked each other and they were clear in ten days
No absolutely nothing in it :)
 

primmiemoo

Member
Location
Devon
Some used Witchcraft down here. There were those locally who had a reputation and gift for “charming” warts.
Many really did believe in it.

Some still do. I know somebody whose stubborn warts were cured by a charmer. The interesting thing was that there was an intermediary who went from her to the charmer. The charmer didn't speak to her or meet her. It's something I'm not going to knock in any way.
 

Muddyroads

Member
Location
Devon
Some still do. I know somebody whose stubborn warts were cured by a charmer. The interesting thing was that there was an intermediary who went from her to the charmer. The charmer didn't speak to her or meet her. It's something I'm not going to knock in any way.
Spoke to a neighbour about this only last week. He’s had it done a number of times, despite being sceptical about it. On one occasion he spoke to the charmer by phone who didn’t come out, just asked how many cattle were in the affected group. 15 was the reply, because they always kept their cattle in groups of 15.
A week or two later all but one of the animals had pretty much cleared up. It was only then that my neighbour remembered he’d got 16 in that pen.
 

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