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Ring worm
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Toby    Posted 12-28-2003 at 07:21:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am new at cattle raising and need help my 8month old bull has ringworm on his neck How do I treat it? can it spread to other cows

Mike Little    Posted 01-03-2004 at 03:33:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A few years back I had the same problem tryed several things then I used my grandfathers remedy, used motor oil the sulfer in the oil kills the fungus works every time.

susan    Posted 07-19-2004 at 07:01:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I was reading about your ringworm cure. How often do you apply motor oil to the infected area and also are you putting it in a spray bottle? we have 2 yearlings that have it.

Linda    Posted 12-28-2003 at 13:54:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ringworm is highly contagious to any mammal. It can be spread to and from cattle, dogs, cats, people, etc. The fungus can live in wooden corral posts and wooden structures for up to 2 years.

As for treating your bull, it is possible to do so, but ringworm is stubborn.

Larry806    Posted 12-28-2003 at 21:24:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
2 years we put cattle in a barn that had been empty since 1957 all the cattle were covered with it within 3 months, our Vet gave us some pills to give them cleared it right up.We had to treat every one for 4 years I don't know what happened but we stopped giving the pills & never had it again. Vet said maybe we got rid of the wood gate it was in

TimV    Posted 12-28-2003 at 08:51:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Toby: One of the standard "home remedies" is Clorox applied liberally and frequently. Also, as Cindy mentioned, it's VERY contagious, and can easily spread to humans--kids in particular. Wear rubber gloves when treating it!

Promise Land Ranch    Posted 12-28-2003 at 08:50:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yes Ring worm can be spread to other cows but rarely can it be spread from cows to humans. Normally that happens from contact with infected cats. If your bull can be handled the fill a spray bottle with Iodine and water (50 50 mix) and spray him everyday and the spots will start to grow hair and heal in about a week.

Good Luck,


Cindi    Posted 12-28-2003 at 07:55:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
All I know is that it can spread to PEOPLE! Heeyukk! Cause I just got rid of one. I don't know if you can get them from cattle, but play it safe huh? I suspect it is very contagious among cattle, as the one that has it now, got it somewhere, eh?

Salmoneye    Posted 12-28-2003 at 07:34:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
The link below should help some...If not put 'ringworm cattle' in Google or other search engine and you will have enough reading to get you through the winter...

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