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Lice Revisited
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Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-28-2004 at 03:46:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Rethinking thoughts on hair loss question, adding aditional thoughts renewed thread here.

Can't remember ever having lice problem. Could be one of the wormers has taken care of them.
However, got a cow with worms discovered couple weeks ago. Will worm them all. Did this last fall timing could have been off, wormer inefective, weather conditions, so many variables.
Lice: Been long time. The hairs (or fur) surface looks like bad case of dandruff (dry skin coming to surface). Many years in fact last infestation. Used a powder several times one year season. We wound up making a powder shaker out of some 3" pvc drain pipe 3"x1-1/2"x3" `T', cople short pieces 3"drain pipe, 2 3"pipe caps, 1-1/2" drain pipe for handle pluging `P' fitted end. Suggest putting some of it together with screws for refilling.
RINGWORM: blotches of short-short hair usually about he face, can be found about anywhere the body. Two cures. Lots and lots of sunshine. While this is slow working: daily application of Iodine with spray bottle is most effective.
MANGE: I care not discuss the most recently pictured representation posted not long ago here-abouts. I deny any representation.
Mange SECOND THOUGHT: Where have the calves been.
Not knowing location, State, pasture, Lots, or conditions: Could caves be wondering in about smoe under brush rubbing Winter coats off legs and faces grazing additional first grases growning in these areas?
I've just gotten-up, got some pills to chase. Suggest checking Internets "Ag. Axtenstion Services". SSome interesting sites. May even find more answers in an African Country.
By for now.
MORE on MANGE: Some multi meds may well be handle the problem. If critters are comfortable, suggest talking thier health over with the vet during his bianual visit.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-28-2004 at 04:32:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mange may be a communicable desease. Treatment one time reguired a petroleam based wash. If the malady was to severe, animals were distroyed. This may need a Vet's attention?
Wish I could be of some more possitive help. But unschooled I might better bow out. Can only write from personal experiance and suggest proffessional help.
Although, It is suprising how well common sense's have done wonders.

DD    Posted 03-28-2004 at 04:37:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Fern, I usedta hear that putting used old motor oil on a dog would cure the mange. Is that true or just a story us kids were told to pull our legs?

Cure    Posted 03-29-2004 at 04:56:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Motor oil and sulfer mixed. Works good but takes a few treatments over time.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-28-2004 at 04:42:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Could well have been one of the substances in that old Tar-Mange shampoo. Mom used that stuff on my head every Saturday nite. If nothing else I got the urge to suck and chew on the tar, road crews laid on the roads. Kept my hair too. Well, part of it work anyway. lol

DD    Posted 03-28-2004 at 04:45:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Fern, I knew I could count on you for a good giggle this mawnin ; )

Cindi    Posted 03-28-2004 at 04:35:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
I worry sometimes about getting lice from the chickens but usually there's so dam much dust in my hair that I don't think the critters would like the accomodations.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-28-2004 at 04:46:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Maybe that was one more reason Mom's soap. The lice didn't like that stuff.

Interesting thought just come to mind. "Gils weren't any to eager to sit to close to me until I aged enough to select my own shampoo! lol

Cindi    Posted 03-28-2004 at 05:28:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Girls are picky like that. (grin)

Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-28-2004 at 06:01:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Parents too.
Where did scavies(?) come from. Never heard of kids having lice hen I was a kid. Even at that time we as a civilization had come a long way. People were taking baths every week. (Okay, rube talking.) The parents (Moms) in our nieghborhood were useing some pretty stuff on our heads and bodies in them days. I took a whole lot of mean playig to get our underwear dirty.
That was until a parent (Dad) taught us to drive a tractor. Then followed grease, and dirt sticks to something greasy better.
If I'm leaving the girls out, it's only because I had not discovered them yet (Smelly ol' things anyway). lol
I never had lice. There was something about Dad mixing some powder and sand in a barnyard pan for the chickens as I remember; but Lordy, that was a long time ago.

SusieQ    Posted 03-28-2004 at 05:49:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Keeping farm animals healthy is one big time job, and the things one can and have picked up from these critters welll.......!

You are cracking me up with the story of girls, Fern......hehehehe, I remember my great auntie making soap, gosh one could smell it to the end of the road to their house. It was that strong.

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