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Offline TBCattle1

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Calves losing hair
« on: March 01, 2011, 11:27:26 PM »
I have some calves rubbing off hair in patches on their tail head,shoulder, and rump. It's been pretty dry and windy here and they've all been treated for parasites, so I don't know what this could be. Anyone seeing similar problems and know how to treat this?

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Re: Calves losing hair
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2011, 11:00:45 AM »
Sounds like lice.  Hit them again with a pour on lice killer and follow it up again 14 days later.
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Re: Calves losing hair
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2011, 01:27:21 PM »
Not sure where you are located but we have the same problem and our vet told us it was dry skin. We were told vegetable oil on their feed would help.

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Re: Calves losing hair
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2011, 09:52:39 PM »
We had the same problem, it's probably just the weather changes...but we poured them again. We have  a fly/lice/tick pour that works well and doesn't kill their hair either. It it is dry skin, try conditioning if they are show cattle.
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