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ADCA Registration of Dexters



Registration is done by pedigree from Registered Dexter parents. No up-grading is allowed. The ADCA may request DNA testing to verify registration application irregularities. Forms and submission are  available on-line at www.dextercattle.org  

 
Tattoo Guidelines

The tattoo letter for 2014  is “B” (see the chart below for the letter for each year of birth)

The common method for tattooing calves for registration would start with a letter/s for the farm. (I use “T”)

. Next is the calfves ID (ie: Firstborn in 2014  is number “1”,  Second is "2" etc)

  Last is the letter for the year of birth (ie: “B” for 2014)

The example the calf born on my farm in 2014 would be T2B (Thomas’ letter “T“, 2nd calf born this year “2“ , born in the year 2014 “B”  = T2B

I always use the left ear to tattoo my info for registration.....the Vet needs the right ear for female Brucellosis vaccination tattoo & eartag

Designated Tattoo Letters for the year:

A--2013

G--2019

N--2025

W--2031

B--2014

H--2020

P--2026

X--2032

C--2015

J--2021

R--2027

Y--2033

D--2016

K--2022

S--2028

Z--2034

E--2017

L--2023

T--2029

F--2018

M--2024

U--2030

 

Applying the Tattoo

1. Before tattooing, check the ear tag number to be sure that the tattoo and ear tag numbers match.

2. Test the tattoo on a piece of cardboard or similar material to be sure that the digits or letters are arranged in the appropriate order.

3. A squeeze chute with a headgate is recommended to restrain the animal to prevent violent movements of the head.

4. Select a spot on the ear as near the center as possible. The center portion of the ear is the area most often free from hair and is often lightest in color. Avoid the ribs in the ear because tattooing over them will produce poor results.

5. Clean the inside of the ear until it is entirely free of grease, wax, and/or dirt.

6. Smear a light coat of paste/ink with the thumb or toothbrush on the clean spot before making the perforations. (This is an optional step. It does help to get ink penetrated into the perforations, but it can’t be reversed if you’ve made an error in choice of digits or placement of the piercing.)

7. Insert the ear between the jaws of the tattoo pliers. After being sure the pins are placed over the prepared spot, close the jaws quickly and firmly, making sure the pins penetrate the ear. Release quickly to avoid tearing. Do not penetrate the entire ear as this will result in increased bleeding.

8. After the ear has been pierced, place a small amount of green paste on the

toothbrush and thoroughly rub it into the perforations. While holding the heel of your other hand behind the ear, rub each puncture until well filled with the paste. ( In case of an excessive flow of blood, use more ink and rub longer until the bleeding stops).

9. Remember to inspect the tattoo in the animals ear at purchase time and when “working” your cows annually to make sure that it is/remains legible.

10. Clean and disinfect tattoo digits periodically. Hair and dirt will accumulate and the digits should be cleaned. Another toothbrush will work well for cleaning the digits.

If you do not have a Tattooing set check with a local purebred breeder, your Veterinarian, and/or local feed or livestock supply store for "loaners".

SUGGESTIONS:
Green Tattooing paste works well in light & dark skin pigments.

Latex gloves  - help reduce the amount of tattoo ink you get on your hands

Keep a system for recording ear tag numbers and tattoos.  
 
Record the tattoo at time of placement

                 Cattle Diseases

Respiratory

A)  IBR (Red Nose) - Signs include pyrexia, anorexia, coughing excessive salivation nasal dis­charge and conjunctivitis (runny eyes). Abortions may occur concurrently with respiratory disease.

 

B)  BVD (virus Diarrhea) - Usually occurs between 6 and 24 months of age. Morbidity may be high but the disease often is clinically inapparent or mild. Fever (104 de9rees F), depression, decreased milk production, inappetence, increased respiratory rate, diarrhea, swollen lymph nodes, erosions and ulcerations of the (31 tract are typical signs of acute 8VD.

 

C)  P13 (Paralnfluenza-3) - Signs include pyrecia, cough, serous nasal and lacrimal discharge, increased respiratory rate, and increased breath sounds.

 

D)  BRSV (Syncytial Virus) - Occurs predominantly in young beef and dairy cattle. Signs include increased rectal temperatures (104-108 degrees F), depression, decreased feed intake, increased respiratory rate, cough, and nasal and lacrimal discharge.

 

 Haemophilus- (Haemophilus Somnus) - Can cause an acute, usually fatal, septicemic dis­ease that can involve the nervous. musculosketal, circulatory and respiratory systems. Character­ized by fever, severe depression, ataxia, weakness, blindness, coma and death within several hours to several days. May also show signs of lameness in the hips, joints, etc.

 

Pasteurella- (P Haemolyitoca, P multoclda) - Often preceded by signs of viral infection of the respiratory tract. Characterized by depression and toxemia, fever (104-106 degrees F). nasal discharge, moist cough, rapid, shallow respiratory rate, increased bronchial sounds, crackles and wheezes.

 

Mycoplasma- (Bovine Pleuropneumonia CSPP) - Highly infectious acute, sub acute, or chronic disease in cattle of any age, affecting the lungs and occasionally the joints. Spread by inhalation of droplets from an infected, coughing animal. Incubation is long, 20-1 23 days. Animals show labored respiration, open mouthed breathing, and stiff swollen joints in calves.

 

 Lepto - Primarily Lepto spira serovars hardjo, pomona and grippotyphosa, canicola and

icterohaemorrhagia. Fever, anorexia, dyspnea, and anemia. Temperature may rise suddenly to 105-

106 degrees F Abnormal milk, lowered milk and calf production, abortions.

 

Clostridial- (Redwater, Blackleg, Malignant edema, Perfringens A & 0, Over­eating) - Cattle may be found dead without premonitory signs. Sudden onset of severe depression, fever, abdominal pain, dyspnea, dysentery, and hemoglobinuria. Anemia and jaundice. Edema of the brisket may also occur.

 

Footrot - (Fusobacterium necrophoruni) - Pain, severe lameness, fever, anorexia, loss of condition, and reduced milk production. Usually severe swelling above the hoof and between the toes.

 

Tetanus - (Clostrldium tetani) - Found in soil and intestinal tracts. Introduced into the tissues through deep puncture wounds. Localized stiffness. Easily excited into more violent, general spasms by sudden movement or noise. Usually results in death.

 

Plnkeye- (Moraxella Bovis) - Usually is acute and tends to spread rapidly. One or both eyes may be affected. Dry, dusty environmental conditions, shipping stress, bright sunlight, and irritants such as pollens, grasses and flies tend to predispose the disease. One or more small ulcers occur near the center of the cornea preceded by cloudiness of the central cornea.

 

VIbrio - (carnpylobacter Fetus) - Causes sporadic abortions usually between 5 and 8 months of gestation, infertility, protracted calving season, may be spread by contaminated instruments, bedding and contaminated semen.

 

Ecoli- (E colibacillosis) -. Caused by bacteria. Occurs around 5 days, Yellow or off-white diarrhea. Loss of electrolytes causing rapid dehydration. Acidosis occurs: vomiting, sickly sweet breath, visual impairment.

 

Rotacorona- Caused by Ingesting contaminated feeds, water or nipples (contaminated by other calves). Occurs at 1-10 days of age. Watery, yellowish, brown to light green feces, may contain mucus and blood also. Lasts 2-6 days. Death rate may be as high as 30%.

   

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A.I. Bulls

HISTORICAL DEXTER BULLS

American Min. Cattle Reg - Pacheco/ "Wee Gaelic"

English Shepherd Dogs

Thomas' Char-Gin Boston, (aka "Boss")

Beebe's ToSa Maggie

ES PUPPIES!

Arkwright-Thomas' Nanny McPhee

Thomas' ES X RC Farm Dogs

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Thomas' Dexters
Sandi & Al Thomas
P.O.Box 135
Antelope, OR 97001
 

 

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