You have been working with your calf all winter, getting the hair just to pop the way you want it to. Then one day, you go out to the barn and you find the dreaded spot with no hair. What is it? Could it be ringworm? Yes, but what exactly is ringworm?
How do I prevent ringworm? Good habits are very important to help prevent an outbreak of ringworm. When ever I go to a show, I wash my calves in an antifungal shampoo after I’m home. I also spray an antifungal product on show equipment, brushes, clipper heads and anything else that might come into contact with animals that have ringworm. There is not a vaccination available on the market to prevent ringworm, so you need to keep one step ahead of it.
Good luck with preventing and taking care of any ringworm outbreaks you may have. Winter months are a very high risk time to have an outbreak. Now you are armed with the information on how to indentify and treat it.