A number of health concerns for cattle in the pasture come with the heat of summer. Conditions are ideal for the development of pinkeye and foot rot, two diseases which commonly necessitate treatment in the pasture.
Treating a sick animal in the pasture, however, can present a challenge. The process of sorting, penning, or roping a cow or calf can add significant stress to an already compromised animal.
Treating with a Cap-Chur gun presents an effective, affordable, time-saving alternative. A medication-filled syringe is fired from distances up to 30 yards, and its contents are injected upon impact. The syringe falls out a short time later for recovery. Newer disposable aero syringes are designed for one-time use, eliminating the need to recover. The animal requiring treatment can remain with the herd and disruption is kept to a minimum.
Effective antibiotics are available, with properties that work well with the Cap-Chur equipment. Prescription drug Naxcel is a typical choice for its broad spectrum indications and low-level dosage. Lori H