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Ringworm Around Heifers Eye
« on: January 25, 2019, 12:51:56 PM »
Both of my show heifers currently have ringworm. It isn't bad yet, both of them have between 2-4 spots on them so far. One of them only has it around her eye. I have been treating them with Fluid Film, but can I use that on the one that has is around her eye? I do not want to use something that is then going to get in her eye and cause her discomfort.

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Re: Ringworm Around Heifers Eye
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2019, 01:11:42 PM »
Shapley's MTG is good, but don't want it in the eye.  Any food grade grease like bacon grease will smother the ringworm about as fast as anything.
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Re: Ringworm Around Heifers Eye
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2019, 01:12:33 PM »
Can also use athlete's foot cream and yeast infection cream too -- pretty much the same stuff just marketed differently.
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Re: Ringworm Around Heifers Eye
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2019, 09:49:47 PM »
MTG is useless on ringworm.  I have never put any kind of grease on a ringworm either.

Flake/scratch up the ringworm with a comb as best as you can to remove whatever build up, layered up dead skin.  Scratch it up until you start to see a little blood.  That's when you know you have gotten through to base layer of the skin.  Carefully apply real, authentic regular Clorox bleach. Not the scented, splash proof or other assortments.  Of course you don't want to get it into the heifer's eye.  Use a cotton ball, Q-tip or whatever.  The ringworm will start to clear up in a couple of days.  You will know when the crust stops forming and hair starts to grow back in the spot.  Try it and reply to this post. If it is indeed ringworm and not rain rot or something else, you will thank me. 
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Re: Ringworm Around Heifers Eye
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2019, 11:25:02 PM »
I have scuffed it off and treated with Clorox and iodine solution,  separately and together.  Seemed that suffocating it with oil or grease worked as well as scraping and bleach.  Some cases have been easy to kill and other cases took 6 weeks to clear up.  MTG may not kill it, but it helps the skin heal faster in my opinion.  Your results may vary.  Don't have show cattle anymore so just let it run its course and an animal builds resistance and never seems to get it a second time.
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Re: Ringworm Around Heifers Eye
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2019, 05:49:41 AM »
I'll jump in with what I do.
Get the flake off. Then I use a Clorox bleach pen 1x for 2 days. I'll then apply Vagisil (imagine the looks I get when I buy 6 tubes at a time) 1x for 2 days, then I apply Fluid Film 2x a day until the hair is growing back good. On the face I use a sponge to apply the Fluid Film, everywhere else I just spray directly on the spot. This is what has worked for me.
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Re: Ringworm Around Heifers Eye
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2019, 07:39:44 AM »
Blue star ointment works really good. Put it on twice a day and in a week it should be almost gone

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Re: Ringworm Around Heifers Eye
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2019, 07:29:21 PM »
 I am going to chime in on this one knowing that I will almost certainly regret it after I get done. First of all ringworm is caused by a fungus. Itf you know that it is a fungus yes you can kill a fungus topically but as with humans if you are having some type of fungal issues whether it be athletes foot or a yeast infection your doctor/vet will prescribe an internal treatment which will be the most effective method of getting the cause, (fungus), killed. In the case of bovine ringworm the absolute best and easiest way to kill, (cure), ringworm is to use Fulvison orally 2 times. I have used it several times through the years and never had it ever fail to work. You will have to get it via prescription from your vet. Linking this to the thread about where have all of the readers/posters gone, I have stated this method several times over the years and people seem to want to argue over this and if a person ever asks  for help with a feeding issues, bar the door because by the time that conversation gets overwith a beginner would surely have to be more confused after all of the advice than B4 they started looking for help. I love this site and have read it pretty much daily since the beginning. Good luck! If you want an EASY, FAIL SAFE method to clear up ringworm, try Fulvison once and then get back to us with your results. I dare you to. You'll like it.

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Re: Ringworm Around Heifers Eye
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2019, 04:23:02 PM »
I am going to chime in on this one knowing that I will almost certainly regret it after I get done. First of all ringworm is caused by a fungus. Itf you know that it is a fungus yes you can kill a fungus topically but as with humans if you are having some type of fungal issues whether it be athletes foot or a yeast infection your doctor/vet will prescribe an internal treatment which will be the most effective method of getting the cause, (fungus), killed. In the case of bovine ringworm the absolute best and easiest way to kill, (cure), ringworm is to use Fulvison orally 2 times. I have used it several times through the years and never had it ever fail to work. You will have to get it via prescription from your vet. Linking this to the thread about where have all of the readers/posters gone, I have stated this method several times over the years and people seem to want to argue over this and if a person ever asks  for help with a feeding issues, bar the door because by the time that conversation gets overwith a beginner would surely have to be more confused after all of the advice than B4 they started looking for help. I love this site and have read it pretty much daily since the beginning. Good luck! If you want an EASY, FAIL SAFE method to clear up ringworm, try Fulvison once and then get back to us with your results. I dare you to. You'll like it.

I had actually stumbled upon the Fulvison cure the year prior to being done showing.  I was prepared to use it...and then our last year we never got any ringworm.  Go figure.

My question is if you ever used it as a preventative or simply treated with it once you say the early signs of ringworm?

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Re: Ringworm Around Heifers Eye
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2019, 08:47:25 AM »
I never did use it as a prevenative. I'm tighter than bark on a tree!! I did use just one treatment more than one time. You could use to get it very easily. Now it has to have a vet's prescription. It is used for something in horses. Not sure what.

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Re: Ringworm Around Heifers Eye
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2019, 11:21:32 AM »
Here is a good article that I found several years ago that may be helpful.  I have not used the treatment that he recommends but I have used Griseofulvin with great success.

http://www.buyagro.com/kc/2012-2013%20articles/Spring%202012%20Article%20(2).pdf

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Re: Ringworm Around Heifers Eye
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2019, 01:00:54 PM »
Our vet prescribes fulvison, at the same time they are on the fulvison we topically treat the effective area, I have used bag balm, corona ointment, and fluidfilm,  I believe the sooner you can get the skin to soften up and heal the faster you get the hair to grow back.

The young man's calf my foundation is sponsoring this year had a bad case of it, he had to feed it the powder form, this was a little over a month ago, areas are healed and the hair has grown back, I did have him keep the corona ointment on it.

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Re: Ringworm Around Heifers Eye
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2019, 03:38:09 PM »
I would have to agree that if you are in a hurry to get it healed up that some of the things that people do will probably help that, but you just cannot beat the Fulvison. One and done instead on scraping and oiling and Fluid Film or whatever daily treatments people subscribe to. Honestly to each their own.  :) <beer>

 

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