Hey I had Sarah dehorned 7 days ago and she it still oozy on her right side. She doesn't seem to mind. It drips out and looks really gross. I know that it's a nasty process but how long till she heals? It had tiny little foamy bubbles yesterday and today it looks red but not quite like blood. The other side doesn't have any oozy stuff coming out of it. She acts fine, eats a LOT and drinks a lot and all in all acts just fine but that looks nasty. Is this normal? Thanks!
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OH boy...... now don't that sound fun! Could I just pour some hydrogen peroxid over it? I don't think I have any of the Oxytrecyclin. Not sure where I would even get it. Or maybe a 1/2 and 1/2 peroxid and water if it's too strong.
Post by ksarsfarmfl on Mar 2, 2005 10:37:40 GMT -5
If its oozing, I would suggest 7% iodine straight or 3 to 1, it will dry up any infection. Best, if the scab is keep open, till it stops oozing. If scab is allowed to cover then infection could grow under it causing an abscess. They have a yellow and purple spray that is for wounds and things like this. Check the feed store for it. I keep a can around always.
Iodine will burn a little, but works a lot faster. Peroxide will bubble out infection, but does little to dry it up. Acutally can hinder some (deep)wounds. Water can works as vehicle for some fungal and bacteria strains also. If you dilute use sterile water.
You could put peroxide and iodine in squirt bottles to make applying it a little easier. Squirt it good with Peroxide, wait, then spray it with iodine real good.
Jess, my Hassie had this same problem. It is one of the most yuky dealings I've had. I just used some needle syringe and kept filling it with the peroxide and squirting it in untill all the faom was white not yuky or pus filled. Had to do it quite a few times. Seems like it took well over a month for the healing process. I will never wait to have a calf de-horned again.
Johnnie T. aka Cricket I'm advancing in years (62 on my next bd), so have no time to spend worrying about what "others" may think of me. I'm more interested in what I think of me. It's been a great ride though. Mother of Dean, James, Lisa and Brett Grandmother to Calvin, Sarah, Landon, Destiny, Adeline, Jewel, Bethany and Levi.
Former Milkmaid to Grace Lovelace, Hassie, & someday Spring Clover
Hi Jessi just thought I would post this information.
"Dehorning Follow up Frontal sinus infection can occur in older cattle within one to 2 months of dehorning and cattle should be monitored for signs of infection during this period. Affected animals show gradual weight loss, have a purulet discharge from the horn wound which is often complicated by flystrike and may also have a discharge from the nose. Daily treatment is often required over seven to ten days for these infections. Treatment includes clipping all the hair away from the wound edges, cleaning away infected tissue, flushing the sinus cavity daily with dilute Betadine antiseptic solution and a course of injectable antibiotics given into the neck muscles daily for 5 days. Wound flushing is continued until the sinus discharge remains clear of pus."
Copied from: Gov. of Western Aus. Department of Agriculture: Farmnote: Dehorning cattle. Pub #84/2003
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