Papillomatosis, or warts on the udder of a cow, are benign growths. They do not affect the quality of milk in any way, but give the animal inconvenience. The disease is caused by a virus of the Papovaviridae family, a genus of Papillomavirus. New growths occur not only on the udder. Any area of the skin or mucous membrane, including the muzzle, can become problematic.
How does the infection occur?
Warts are a viral disease, and the spread of infection leads to their growth.
Before treating a cow for warts on the udder, it is worthwhile to figure out which way HPV enters the body. A cow becomes infected by getting abrasions, minor injuries and other injuries, usually on the udder or abdomen. The carrier, feeding boxes, buckets and other accessories for caring for a cow can be a carrier of the disease.
If veterinarians, when treating animals, and livestock technicians, when establishing tags, do not follow the rules of hygiene, they can also cause infection. The calf can become infected when the contents are sucked. If the bull has genital papillomatosis, the disease is sexually transmitted.
Proliferation of the wart virus occurs when infected and healthy animals come in contact, which is facilitated by stable housing. Warts in calves can go to adult animals through skin microcracks, especially if the herd drinks water from an overgrown reservoir. Another way of transmitting the virus is various insects, especially mosquitoes and gadflies.
The virus is resistant to high temperatures (dies at 70 degrees above zero for half an hour), persists in glycerol and is not afraid of drying. Chicks are usually sick for up to three years. But adult cows also do not have immunity to the papilloma virus.
Treatment of single growths
To get rid of papillomas on the nipples of a cow, hair strapping is used. This is the most famous and uncomplicated way. With a hair from a cow's tail they tie a wart tightly to the root. After some time, it dries and disappears.
However, it often happens that it is only necessary to remove the warts in a cow, as they appear again. To get rid of annoying formations for good (or at least for a long time), in parallel, it is worth treating an animal with “Kyod” tablets, which are taken daily in three pieces at a time during a month.
After a 30-day break, take the pills again. It is also useful to pierce the vitamin complex. This will help not only to remove papillomas, but also to solve the problem for a long time.
Treatment of multiple warts
The method described above is suitable if the warts are large, of the correct form and there are few such formations.
The situation is more complicated if there are a lot of them and the number is gradually increasing. How to display warts in this case?
There will have to deal with the disease from the inside and outside. Outside, the growths are treated with drugs, for example, nitric acid, lapis or salicylic collodion. At the same time, a cow is given magnesia, a volume of 30 grams, twice a day for two weeks. Smear the affected places will have to regularly after milking. And continue every day until the papillomas disappear completely. An effective remedy for warts are the anti-Borodavka and Aluminum Spray ointments.
It happens that growths disappear by themselves, especially after the first calving. However, veterinarians believe that the treatment of cow warts should not be postponed for long.
Funds from the people
In addition to drugs, the secrets of traditional medicine, which have long been used to get rid of annoying growths, can be helpful. There are many different tips to combat this scourge. Owners of cows share their own recipes for how to treat warts in a udder cow:
- medunitsu (wash the udder 5-6 times a day, after a couple of weeks of formation, they dry out and disappear);
- potatoes (broth is prepared from the peel with sprouts for 15 minutes on low heat, the solution should turn out dark, the udder is rubbed three times a day);
- celandine (wash udder with broth);
- sour apples (smear their problem areas on the udder with their juice);
- garlic (3-4 large cloves rubbed on a fine grater, add lard to the consistency and apply the resulting gruel to the udder).
- onions (chop the onion head to obtain a gruel and wipe out the formation several times during the day with squeezed juice);
- potatoes (cut a raw potato into slices and make lotions to the udder);
- horseradish (chop the root of horseradish, squeeze the juice and mix it in half with salt - you will get a solution that should be rubbed into the affected areas).
To cure warts, you can use a mixture of vegetable oil with onions. Large onion should be cut and fry in vegetable oil. After that, remove the onion and keep the butter on low heat for a few more minutes. Then add 20 grams of wax and bring to a boil. After cooling, the mixture is poured into a jar and used for coating. Within one and a half weeks, the cow can remove the wart and heal the cracks.
Removal of growths from a cow by folk and medical means may be delayed for a long time.
We remind you that it is better not to bring the matter to treatment, but to observe prevention. To prevent the occurrence of papillomatosis, one should not forget before each milking and after it wash the udder of the cow with warm water and dry it with a clean towel. To avoid cracks in the udder, you should carefully lubricate the nipples with grease or oil.
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