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Ranchy
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:34 pm    Post subject: Remedy for Cattle Warts? Reply with quote

Does anyone have a tried and true remedy for removing warts from cattle? We're really needing something that works, and works fast......

Thanks in advance!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 2:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Remedy for Cattle Warts? Reply with quote

Ranchy wrote:
Does anyone have a tried and true remedy for removing warts from cattle? We're really needing something that works, and works fast......

Thanks in advance!


I had a big outbreak in some heifers one year.

I ran them all through the chute and cut the warts off with a razor blade, sent them to the University Large Animal Clinic and they made a bottle of inoculant out of them.

All the warts were gone within 1- 1 1/2 months after I gave them a shot.

Didn't cost much either.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FWIW, I can tell you that when you get on a real good mineral program
you won't see things like warts, ringworm, etc because of the enhanced
immune system from the mineral.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Way back when, I went through a bout with them when I was showing calves. My old ag. teacher had us cut them off and we fed them back to the calf. Supposedly the old remedy, but being as they are a live virus, I suppose it worked. It took a couple of weeks and the ones left on, dried up and no more came up.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, everyone! I appreciate your advice and ideas...........everything I looked at had minimal information, mostly about the causes, not how to get rid of them.

I'll pass this along to the needy party, and they can get started with the cure!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last year there was one of Lil Lilly's show heifers that had several on her neck, came up about 3 weeks before show time. Instead of cuttin them off, and leavin a bad spot, I used that freeze away wart remover that you can buy at the pharmacy. Worked great. But for a permanant fix, I'd say get em on a good mineral program, like Faster horses said, since we've had ours on mineral, none out in the pasture have gotten warts or ringworm.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've never had alot of them but when we have one I just burn them off with a hot branding iron.Mineral is the key to low input cattle.I have'nt doctored anything all spring other than 4 calves that were a little loose.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inject 1/2 cc of lydocaine under the wart. Wait about 5 minutes then pinch the wart and pull away from the skin, take a razor and cut off BELOW skin level. Once the wart is off mix a little Cattan Rose dust with Vaseline to make a paste and cover the area with the paste. In two days you will never be able to tell there was a wart there unless you run your fingers over it.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A product from JD called fluid film works good on ringworms unless it close to the eyes, then go to the store and get some of that foot cream. Takes about two weeks. The best cure is sunshine. For warts cut them off and put some wart cream on it. Yea we tried the feeding part like Grandpa said to do, but Grandpa had a cure for everything. Some worked some didn't. The mineral part is right. We've very few of our own stock with these problems, just ones that we have bought.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

R&S yep lol. My grandmother had lots of tricks. The calf I spoke of was a steer I bought off of another farm. Our own, I can't really remember ever having the issue of warts. But, this old ag teacher he was great about having the old tricks to help out, like I said I dont know if it was the feeding them back..Our vet at the time said it was never proven wrong, but we did cut them all off and could have just been that....lol He did heal up within a few weeks and nothing came back.

I have heard the Cattan, guess that is spelled right, before think we used it one time also on rain rot on horses?

Interesting again to see how folks do things.

Easty


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All you need to do to get rid of warts is to pull them off with a pair of pliers. Crush some of the small ones and it gets in the blood stream. This is just like the vaccination. I have done it for years in yearlings and it works every time.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just squeeze them off with a pair of needle-nose pliers.

They are so superficial on the skin, that the animal doesn't know it has them, hence no antibodies are made to fight them.

So, the method of pinching them off, or pulling like the last poster wrote introduces them to the immune system, then the animals immunity builds and fights them.

Badlands


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