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Offline cattle.girl

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popping pasterns
« on: February 23, 2010, 09:54:45 PM »
Is there anything you can do for a heifer who pops her pasterns when she walks?

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Re: popping pasterns
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2010, 09:58:12 PM »
Natural stride and a product called Freeze It. works every time 8) spray freeze it on their pasterns and under there hooves and all around about 25-30 minutes before the show and let it dry, fit over top of it. it numbs the area sprayed with it, like they are walkin on air  8)
The livestock (show) industry is a tough one- if you've never had anything worth a damn you might as well go on the internet and rundown everybody you can.

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Re: popping pasterns
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2010, 11:00:29 PM »
Natural stride and a product called Freeze It. works every time 8) spray freeze it on their pasterns and under there hooves and all around about 25-30 minutes before the show and let it dry, fit over top of it. it numbs the area sprayed with it, like they are walkin on air  8)

Im going to have to try the freeze stuff..Give her a shot of adequan(sp) about 50 bucks and it will clear it up!! It only lasts a month or so I was told, but I heard it will make the calf sounder than it ever was.
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Re: popping pasterns
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2010, 11:55:24 AM »
a good hoof trimmer can fix it over a few sessions and keep it under control
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Re: popping pasterns
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2010, 12:54:45 PM »
Perhaps it is topics like this that get some folks riled up about the show cattle industry. Instead of attempting to raise cattle that are truly more structurally correct and functional that will offer greater longevity in the future we recommend fixing the hooves on an animal that is not yet two. i often hear people talk about cattle that are really good but need to be structually altered, if they need to be altered...are they really that good? ??? Im not advocating against it but im just saying that maybe its something to think about.
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Re: popping pasterns
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2010, 01:53:46 PM »
We use starting fluid, it does the same as frezze it just a little cheaper...  and it works just the same as frezze it...  just my two cents
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Re: popping pasterns
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2010, 02:11:42 PM »
This may be completely off base but I had a lamb that was weak in its pasterns once.. we gave it selenium and it made a remarkable difference! So if by popping her pasterns you mean that she is weak in them, she may have a selenium deficiency.

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Re: popping pasterns
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2010, 03:40:15 PM »
where would you get freeze it or adequan?

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Re: popping pasterns
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2010, 03:44:17 PM »
Any drug store or pharmacy. its in a white and red/yellow aerosol can. its about 10 bucks for a small can but it works good if you use it right.
The livestock (show) industry is a tough one- if you've never had anything worth a damn you might as well go on the internet and rundown everybody you can.

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Re: popping pasterns
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2010, 03:52:46 PM »
Adequan typically requires an arthritic dog or horse unless you have an slightly less than ethical veterinarian.

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Re: popping pasterns
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2010, 04:09:04 PM »
Natural stride and a product called Freeze It. works every time 8) spray freeze it on their pasterns and under there hooves and all around about 25-30 minutes before the show and let it dry, fit over top of it. it numbs the area sprayed with it, like they are walkin on air  8)
Eather will do the same thing.
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Re: popping pasterns
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2010, 09:34:44 PM »
For some reason this pops up about once a month  you can trim feet till GOD comes home and it will not get better,  you can freeze it till it frosts and you are only masking it  it is a sellinium deffiency some time  because of a lack of or selliniun tied up by to much iron in water or an excess sulfur in the water  possibly from high calicum in the water >:( >:(

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Re: popping pasterns
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2010, 09:11:47 PM »
I agree this is a selenium deficiency problem. You can give a bolus or provide it via feed or mineral. The bolus will be more effective in shorter time. You have to do it right though an overdoes will not end well.

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Re: popping pasterns
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2010, 09:30:21 PM »
its more genetic and structurally than it is anything else...  breed it out of em.. course at this point, its too late.

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Re: popping pasterns
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2010, 12:35:21 AM »
a tube of Replamin gel fixes it pretty quick

 

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