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Old 04-07-2015, 04:49 PM
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Hi everyone, we have a few calves of different colors. One black and the rest light colored. We noticed that the black calf has a light brown ring around his eye and the light colored have white ring... we think it is lice.. I know we need to get them separated and treated but is there a quicker way.. does anyone use a grain that controls lice...or destroys it? We are going to be treating all our farm animals within the next few weeks, but we just cannot get to it for another week because we don't have all the panels ready to go for keeping them contained... Any advise we could use to help with the calves, would be appreciated...what do you folks like to use? We were told the spray is better than injection. What do you think?
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Old 04-07-2015, 06:10 PM
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It is probably ringworm. I'm not sure if you can buy tinactin OTC ? Rubbing alcohol will kill ringworm, but you can't use it around the eyes like that. Here are some links on the issue.

https://www.google.com/search?q=ring...nd+eyes+calves

And here are some pics to see if that is similar to your issue.

https://www.google.com/search?q=ring...ed=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

Could that be it? I have seen calves with pink eye that get a big red area around/near/in the eye too. But it is different than a skin condition.
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Old 04-07-2015, 07:37 PM
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If you think they have lice, treat them with pour-on Ivomec

There is no "grain" that will affect them at all
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Old 04-08-2015, 02:47 AM
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Copper deficiency can cause a white ring around the eyes in cattle.
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Old 04-08-2015, 09:25 AM
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Copper deficiency can cause a white ring around the eyes in cattle.
This is a brilliant post. I had never heard this before.
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Old 04-08-2015, 01:42 PM
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Copper deficiency can cause a white ring around the eyes in cattle.
There was a British show called All Creatures Great and Small.
They had an episode where all the cows looked like they were wearing spectacles.
The vet said they had a copper deficiency.

First thing I thought of when I read this thread.
Great show.
I have every show on my computer.
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There was a British show called All Creatures Great and Small.
They had an episode where all the cows looked like they were wearing spectacles.
The vet said they had a copper deficiency.

First thing I thought of when I read this thread.
Great show.
I have every show on my computer.
Off topic. I read all the James Harriet books and watched the shows, wonderful.
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Old 04-09-2015, 02:13 AM
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There was a British show called All Creatures Great and Small.
They had an episode where all the cows looked like they were wearing spectacles.
The vet said they had a copper deficiency.

First thing I thought of when I read this thread.
Great show.
I have every show on my computer.

Actually, that's the first thing I thought of too, but I couldn't remember which nutrient it was! Had to look it up.
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Old 04-10-2015, 11:42 AM
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Hi everyone, I posted a reply yesterday but I can't seem to find it... anyhooo, my Husband said the light colored calves markings are just that, and nothing else...but Im going to keep my eye on them. The black one has a brown crust like thing around his eye and though he does not seem to be effected by it, he is eating and seems normal, he seems to be weeping this junk down his cheek. My Husband says the warm weather will clear it up!??! Any ideas on that one?
Thanks all for your input, and I love all creatures great and small. Its been a favorite since I was a little girl...
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Old 04-10-2015, 01:26 PM
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The black one has a brown crust like thing around his eye and though he does not seem to be effected by it, he is eating and seems normal, he seems to be weeping this junk down his cheek. My Husband says the warm weather will clear it up!??! Any ideas on that one?
Weather has nothing to do with a runny eye
It probably should be treated with either Terramycin or a Boric Acid solution
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