Ring worm

honeyend

Member
One of mine had it last year, a woolly young bull, its just too warm, and although I did treat, with some success, just clipping or turning out would have probably had the same amount of control.
 

JSmith

Member
Livestock Farmer
Stiff brush an dab with creosote or petrol used to be said to do it, can’t remember doing anything for it myself, usually just clears up at turn out
 

HarryB97

Member
Mixed Farmer
You can treat it with Amaverol but it doesn't work quickly, isn't that cheap and needs several applications. We used to treat it but now let them grow out of it, it's the same outcome but for much less cost and effort.
 

goodevans

Member
Animals or yourself,creosote would sting if it's yourself, put diesel on a heifers with warts once and all that did was give her blood poisoning!when I was a teenager I had to have my upper arm pinned and went into hospital with a ringworm which caused the nurses more problems than pipes coming out of my arm,nether had one since though
 

Zippy768

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Dorset/Wilts
You can treat it with Amaverol but it doesn't work quickly, isn't that cheap and needs several applications. We used to treat it but now let them grow out of it, it's the same outcome but for much less cost and effort.
That is what we use to do. Keeping animals in singular pens whilst being treated. Waste of time and money all in all.

We now sell them with USP of "Natures very own vaccination"!!
 

Bald n Grumpy

Member
Livestock Farmer
Amaverol some nasty stuff used it on a hiefer years ago
Only treated her twice but both times next day I was like I'd been hit by a truck
Wouldn't use it again
We get stuff to put in water tanks from Ainsworths
Works ok but takes time
 

Working from home

Member
Livestock Farmer
Years ago when we still milked we had a spell of ringworm. Someone told us to use Zinc blocks. Since then we have always had them available to the stock. Still might get an odd one but, touchwood, not too bad at all. Always remember my Grandad having a bunch of holly hung up in the byre and that was to prevent ringworm.🤷‍♂️
 
Years ago when we still milked we had a spell of ringworm. Someone told us to use Zinc blocks. Since then we have always had them available to the stock. Still might get an odd one but, touchwood, not too bad at all. Always remember my Grandad having a bunch of holly hung up in the byre and that was to prevent ringworm.🤷‍♂️
Male Holly - male holly ;)
 

MGS6930

Member
Location
West of Scotland
Our stores have been hit very hard this year with ringworm , we haven't had any in over 10 years so a very naïve herd. A dozen of our neighbours calves got out one night in the back end, they got shoved into our field of 100 stores to get them off the road. I hate the stuff and want to contain it on one farm, so we've dosed with Bovilis Ringvac. Expensive stuff £3.50 per dose , 2 doses 2 weeks apart for grown calves. But after the first dose we definitely saw a slowing of new cases, by second dose definitely an improvement in even the worst affected calves.
 

Hummin-Cummins

Member
Livestock Farmer
There’s 3 options I’ve learnt from the wealth of knowledge that is TFF community, here is the final analysis.

Option 1: use every given product available to man and throw it (including the kitchen sink) at it. This should clear up the problem in around 2 weeks or so

Option 2: Hang some holly upside down in the cattle shed where ringworm is an issue. This should clear up the problem in around 14 days or so

Option 3: Do absolutely nothing at all. This should clear up the problem in around a fortnight or so.

Hope this helps 😂
 
Some people believe that charming works . I had a butcher friend who did national service in the RAF , and was invalided out with heart problems . When he was in the service hospital for assessment he was visited by a small built rather swarthy celtic type doctor . During the course of this examination , the doctor said " I see you have very warty hands , airman " Yes says my pal , I've had them all my life , and been totally unable to get rid of them , very sore they are at times and bleed badly if I knock them ". The doctor took both his hands in his own , looked my pal very seriously in the eye , and said "Your warts will now go " Pal was eventually invalided out , and in his words - I didn't take a lot of notice of the doctor , but one day I just realised the warts had gone - and never came back ! He believed in charm curing ???
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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