Post by mstigerlily on Feb 7, 2013 15:14:26 GMT -5
Now that I got my milk cow figured out, here comes the next issue. My husband was just in the barn and he said that our holstein heifer calf had a white, crusty scab on the side of her face, it looks like dried out clump of baking soda. So he tried picking it off thinking it was dried out food or something and it started bleeding. Now she's got one also above her nose. What in the world is this? And what can we do for it? Thanks so much
My money says, ringworm. You can use iodine on the sores, make sure you use gloves and wash your hands cause it's contagious big time. It will go away on its own but it will get worse before it gets better.
Post by mstigerlily on Feb 7, 2013 16:46:01 GMT -5
Should we give her a dewormer or is it too late for that? is there a natural dewormer that works? And does she need to be seperated from the other calves. Because right now she shares a stall with 3 other calves.
Post by mstigerlily on Feb 7, 2013 17:40:38 GMT -5
And AnnB I hate to be bothering you but how likely is that my husband could have gotten it from picking off the scab of the one this morning? He always washing his hand thouroghly after every feeding but he's kind of freaking out
Not very likely. I bottlefed 2 kittens with *bad* ringworm for 3 weeks before finally getting a few spots. I've never picked it up from a bovine and I picked at several spots on the bull last year before I figured out what it was.
We brought a calf home last summer with about a 2 inch diameter spot of ring worm. We treated with a mix of tea tree oil and garlic oil. After 5 treatments once each day, the scab started to peel off. The infestation was much larger than the crusty spot.
We used tea tree oil cream on a cat with ringworm too, worked well.
If you happen to have an ultraviolet light, turn out the lights and shine the UV on it. Ringworm glows.
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