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dry skin in calves
« on: March 11, 2019, 10:01:53 pm »
  :wave:  Does anyone have experience of dry skin on calves?  I have two Dexter Angus X who I recently treated for lice with Dectospot and now they have dandruff!  I can brush it off, but it keeps coming back, so I am guessing the lice treatment has dried their skin.  Should I put some oils in their feed or something on their skin? :cow: ???


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Re: dry skin in calves
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2019, 05:12:18 pm »
I see no harm in offering a glug of oil on some feed, to see if it helps, but I'd also offer non-oily feed so they have a choice.
Definitely no signs of other creepy crawlies? I'd presume the dectospot would kill off everything though.


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Re: dry skin in calves
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2019, 01:26:42 pm »
All the lice appear to have gone, YorkshireLass,  it's just when I give them a rub or a scratch they're scurfy.  I have screwed some broom heads to the corner of their shelter so that they can give themselves a scratch if they want to. :farmer:


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