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Slimjim

  • Joined Apr 2013
  • North Devon
Re: Everlasting Foot Rot...
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2014, 09:15:12 am »
My vet practice is having a lot of success with persistent foot infections using Zactran. If you haven't heard of it before, it may be because it is normally used to treat calf pneumonia! Anyway, a single injected dose resolved the problem with my ram in 4 days that Alamycin LA  couldn't. He had stopped working with his painful foot but soon resumed once he was better.

SophieLeeds

  • Joined Aug 2014
  • Yorkshire
Re: Everlasting Foot Rot...
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2014, 09:21:47 am »
My vet practice is having a lot of success with persistent foot infections using Zactran. If you haven't heard of it before, it may be because it is normally used to treat calf pneumonia! Anyway, a single injected dose resolved the problem with my ram in 4 days that Alamycin LA  couldn't. He had stopped working with his painful foot but soon resumed once he was better.

Hi Slimjim,

I'll give the tylenol a couple of weeks then if no progress I'll try this - sounds like it does the job! Culling her is a last resort for me, if necessary I'd rather put her in with our 'grass cutting' flock

"The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops or livestock, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings"

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Everlasting Foot Rot...
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2014, 10:27:03 am »
I had the vet out this weekend for various bits and bobs and he's now given me some Tylenol 600 - is this the same as the mytocil?

Anyhow, she's had a jab on the tylenol - (and so did I when she started bouncing around  :()

So no, Tylenol is not the same as Micotil.  Because if you'd jabbed yourself with Micotil you would now be dead. :o  Which is why it's vet-administered only. ;)

According to what I read, Tylenol is basically paracetamol, so is giving her some pain relief.
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Me

  • Joined Feb 2014
  • Wild West
Re: Everlasting Foot Rot...
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2014, 10:54:07 am »
I jabbed myself with Micotil once (error) probably less than 1ml. It was snowing and the circulation in my hands was pretty much zero couldn't really feel or move them properly (hence it happened) but it stayed in a bleb in my finger, I did the stupidist thing possible and sucked it out then immediately thought - Is it orally available!? And did a lot of spitting (farmer thought I was mental - might be right)
It doesn't taste good but did clear up my footrot.   

SophieLeeds

  • Joined Aug 2014
  • Yorkshire
Re: Everlasting Foot Rot...
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2014, 10:56:13 am »
I had the vet out this weekend for various bits and bobs and he's now given me some Tylenol 600 - is this the same as the mytocil?

Anyhow, she's had a jab on the tylenol - (and so did I when she started bouncing around  :()

So no, Tylenol is not the same as Micotil.  Because if you'd jabbed yourself with Micotil you would now be dead. :o  Which is why it's vet-administered only. ;)

According to what I read, Tylenol is basically paracetamol, so is giving her some pain relief.

Probably a good job we didn't get the proper stuff then!  ;D

I read similar- including that there is a version for humans with colds? :/ I think I'm going to call out another vet as whilst pain relief will be nice for her, it isnt going to fix her feet!
"The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops or livestock, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings"

SophieLeeds

  • Joined Aug 2014
  • Yorkshire
Re: Everlasting Foot Rot...
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2014, 10:57:42 am »
I jabbed myself with Micotil once (error) probably less than 1ml. It was snowing and the circulation in my hands was pretty much zero couldn't really feel or move them properly (hence it happened) but it stayed in a bleb in my finger, I did the stupidist thing possible and sucked it out then immediately thought - Is it orally available!? And did a lot of spitting (farmer thought I was mental - might be right)
It doesn't taste good but did clear up my footrot.   

Glad to know its not just me  ;D Should have left the cap on the needle until last possible second...

"The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops or livestock, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings"

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Everlasting Foot Rot...
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2014, 01:25:02 pm »
From the datasheet for Micotil

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INJECTION OF THIS DRUG IN HUMANS CAN BE FATAL - EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION TO AVOID ACCIDENTAL SELF-INJECTION AND FOLLOW THE ADMINISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS AND THE GUIDANCE BELOW, PRECISELY.
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Me

  • Joined Feb 2014
  • Wild West
Re: Everlasting Foot Rot...
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2014, 01:57:06 pm »
Strangely enough Sally it was going through my mind at the time!

SophieLeeds

  • Joined Aug 2014
  • Yorkshire
Re: Everlasting Foot Rot...
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2015, 03:37:49 pm »
6 days of noroclav before Christmas combined with saltwater and terramycin and she's back out with the others  :excited: :sheep: Quite missing having a pet sheep to feed nuts to!

Bandaged the foot for two days (replacing every day) to give her a break and put some lime on the floor.

Thanks for the help- never got to the bottom of whether it was footrot or not, but nice to have everyone helping with their advice!  ;D
"The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops or livestock, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings"

 

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