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|dustydivider||Posted 06/08/10 05:06PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Recently I posted how difficult a time I was having getting rid of fungus on 2 lambs I bought at a sale in March. I used the sulfur lyme and the enviro-sep and although they seemed to clear it up it took a long time and within a week I had a major relapse. I was also trying to help 2 other kids in our county with it as well. The sulfur lyme works fantastic as a preventative, I have 10 other market lambs in pens close by and none have come down with it, even though they have been shown and sheared. My kids came down with it in their hair but not the other lambs.
I kept searching the internet and this site, I finally found a sight for dogs and cats and they said their product which is a white sulfur paste would kill the fungus in 3-5 days and start hair growth or your money back. With 2 weeks to go until our fair, I tried it, it was expensive $55 for an 8 oz. jar. but it worked, granted the lamb only had the fungus on her ears this time but it was covering almost one entire ear and part of the other. I did not scrape the scabs this time the paste penetrated easily through and loosened the scabs and they began to fall off. We rubbed it in twice a day and her ears were clean on the 4th day except that we found staph spots underneath the fungus and are having to work on that now. We have a week to go until our fair and it looks like she will make it. Sulfur lyme works but not nearly as quickly as this white sulfur product. I figured I didn't have anything to lose.
Here is the website if you want to check it out. http://www.petsbestrx.com/
One thing though this lamb is not going into the food market. She is a breeding ewe and my daughters showmanship lamb. I butchered the wether that had fungus because I didn't want to go through a vet to find out if there were any ingredients that would not be acceptable to use in a food animal.
|EmsoffLambs||Posted 06/08/10 05:58PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|I'll keep this in mind. I just purchase two ewe lambs that I found fungus on. I'm just glad I learned my lesson last year after pinkeye and soremouth spreading through my flock and quarentined these ones when I got them home, so it's just the two. They each only had a couple spots on their heads and ear. I put 7% iodine on them, hoping that will do it. Looks good so far. This is the first time I've ever had to deal with it.|
|ewemama1||Posted 06/08/10 06:37PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Ems - don't forget to disinfect the lamb stand headpieces since you used it for pictures. I forgot once and caused a lovely mess.|
|EmsoffLambs||Posted 06/08/10 07:24PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|I'll do that. And the halters. And their pen. How long does it survive in the environment?|
|dustydivider||Posted 06/08/10 07:53PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|That was my problem, I bought 2 lambs and what a mess over 2 months later and about $300 in stuff to get rid of it and just getting mad and putting one of the lambs in my freezer, I have learned my lesson never bring lambs home without treating them as if they had it and I will ever after use the lyme sulfur. And if I still get it I will use the white sulfur to cure faster. The faster you can get rid of it the less it will spread across your property.|
|EmsoffLambs||Posted 06/08/10 09:10PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Yikes. I hope I don't have that much trouble. I noticed the lambs had purple stuff all over them when I got them, but I didn't know what it was and I didn't notice the fungus since the hair hadn't fallen out yet.|
|sweetmtn1||Posted 06/08/10 10:21PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|EMS..as far as living on the ground if you didnt or dont bleach EVERYTHING..it can live for years in dry conditions and longer if damp. Think of it as the same treatment for ringworm in cats...when we have infected animals come to our office, we have to bleach everything. As far as pens, I never put my sheep in pens until I have sprayed it down with a bleach solution and a antifungal. I have seen too many infected lambs at shows..there were even some at Reno this year! My friend bought a ram lamb, once she got it in the trailer, that is when it was discovered!|
|firstplace||Posted 06/08/10 11:03PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|My kids got fungus from their lambs or steers last year, not sure which, and we tried alot of stuff from the doctor to get rid of it. A woman I teach with gave us a tube of Gelmicin a relative of hers brings from Mexico. She said her family uses it on any skin condition. Cleared up the kids in a few days. I don't know what's in it, I don't read Mexican. The kids are still alive a year later, and free of fungus.|
|dustydivider||Posted 06/09/10 12:17PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|The enviro-sep really worked on my kids fast within days but I caught it fast on my kids, it had not gotten bad, we are still monitoring it. It just took too much enviro-sep to cure the lambs and was alot more expensive then the sulfur treatments. although I must say another family I gave the enviro-sep to, it worked well for them, they only had it on the head and that lamb came from a different place than the other 3 lambs in my club that had it. I think it had a different strain than ours.
The white sulfur works well on us also. sweetmtn1 what antifungal do you use to spray pens. I have used a 50/50 bleach solution to spray pens and this summer I am going to scrape and clean intensely. the pens will then sit until next year. I am also thinking about adding rubber mats to my pens over the plywood.
|LambLover21||Posted 06/09/10 01:43PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|they should really make a rule that you cant show your lamb at shows if it has fungas. Even when my sheep dont have it after a show i still bleach everything that i used there.|
|TXsheepRaiser||Posted 06/09/10 02:14PM Changed 06/10/10 01:10AM|
|dustydivider||Posted 06/09/10 03:56PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|If this lamb is not free from fungus by Tuesday next week it will never get through the vet check into our fair. But jackpots do not have vet checks at least the one I went to didn't so a lot came in there. Jackpots already cost quite a bit to show in a vet check would cost even more and a lot of lambs would have to stay home and probably alot less people enter and that might make it hard to keep the smaller ones going.|
|sweetmtn1||Posted 06/10/10 12:55AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|dustydivider..I use BioSentry S-3 to spray down the pens AND the lambs. I get it from Pipestone Vet Supply. I also bleach the pens after I use them at our fair, but as I show every year at my own fair my breeding sheep, I always get the same pens. But they do have goat shows there and other livestock, so that is why I bleach when I leave, and spray with BioSentry before I put my sheep in. I have been very lucky to never had club lamb fungus in my sheep, and I hope it stays that way!|
|sheep1||Posted 06/11/10 12:20PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|I`d like to try that Gelmicin, but you couldn`t melt me down and pour into Mexico and I`m only 2 hours North of their.|
|sheep44||Posted 07/11/12 08:26AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Ive got little brown bumps on my lambs. Could this be a rash or club fungus? Does not look like club fungus. Just looks really dry. |
|SHADOWRAN||Posted 07/11/12 10:54AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|sheep44 this is a 2 year old post, so post your question as a new question you will get more help|
|AZChamp||Posted 07/11/12 10:57AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|I have found that for treating the ground in pens, it is easiest to rake the pen really well, wet the ground, and then lay down swimming pool shock in a layer that looks like it snowed, mist with water again and then let the pens set for a few days with no sheep. This is if the pens had sheep with fungus, ringworm, soremouth. I spray the walls and panels with bleach. Now, I do this routine every month for a preventative, but don't lay it so heavy, just light dusting, and leave sheep out of the pens for a few hours. It gets rid of the urine smell and the flies stay away for a while too! When you buy boxes of pool shock, you get looks like your pool is a swamp or something!|
|keptinthedark||Posted 08/02/12 02:06PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|will that work if the pen has a dirt floor, or only on concrete?
|AZChamp||Posted 08/02/12 03:26PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
if you are talking about my post on using pool shock, it works on both concrete and dirt floors.
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