By Tyler Trieglaff
Notes from the Chief
All the pairs have been vaccinated and the cows have been wormed. The cows and heifers left at home were turned into an older hay field last weekend as part of our new rotation program. There will be a few pairs left at the farm as four cows and one calf seem to have a limp, most likely “hoof rot.”
Foot rot is a sub-acute or acute necrotic (decaying) infectious disease of cattle, causing swelling and lameness in at least one foot. This is most likely caused by the cows getting into the wet swamp to munch on grass and this moisture can cause the bacteria to enter the wet skin.
For treatment we will put each animal in the headgate and attempt to look at the infected foot. The foot will be lifted up with a rope and secured partially immobilizing the cow. We then take a different rope and floss between the toes of the hoof to clean any infection and decay. The affected area is then treated with iodine and the animal may receive antibiotics.
Hoof rot is very treatable although it is a pain to deal with if they are on summer pasture. We also have one bull that did not test the best so he may be hamburger soon, we haven’t decided what to do yet. There was one calf born last week, that leaves 3 to go.
Friday, June 2
3:15 p.m. Several properties with long grass, officer talked with residents and advised of the city ordinance.
5 p.m. Shoplifting reported at a business. Officer was able to identify young girls involved and property was recovered.
Saturday, June 3
12:42 p.m. Dispute between male and female neighbors who were partying the night before.
6:58 p.m. Issues with male from above dispute. No real issues, male was 10 sheets to the wind and told to go to bed for the evening.
9:53 p.m. Wedding attendees outside tailgating were asked to keep the drinks inside.
Sunday, June 4
7:11 p.m. Complaint from a male on a skateboard that he was almost hit by a pickup at the Lake and Main intersection.
8:05 p.m. Several other properties in need of lawn maintenance. Letters will be sent out to landowners.
Monday, June 5
8 a.m. Bicycle found on a trail on private property. Bike had a broken chain and was left for the time being.
8:36 a.m. Vehicle unlock in Wolf Lake with a baby in the vehicle.
12:44 p.m. Background checks for local business.
4:36 p.m. Person on Co. Hwy 10 trying to remove a snapping turtle from the roadway.
Tuesday, June 6
8:03 a.m. Loose dog causing issues with daycare next door. Owner given warning about leash law and registering dogs with the city.
9:22 a.m. Camper at the city campground not registered. Camper said they would go to the city office.
11:55 a.m. Assist with traffic control on 5th St NW.
9:56 p.m. Civil complaint with female giving her ID and money to a couple and they won’t give it back.
Wednesday, June 7
8:09 a.m. Party calling in to report her two dogs are missing.
8:15 a.m. More traffic control on 5th St NW.
11:41 a.m. Assist with a suicidal female on Valley View Rd.
1:51 p.m. Property owner concerned that the neighbors have a flowerbed on his land and they are mowing some of his lake lot. Civil matter and officer suggested he talk with the neighbors to discuss where the property line is.
8:42 p.m. More warnings given about lawns needing attention.
Thursday, June 8
1:09 p.m. Report of damage to a house foundation that may have been caused by the neighbors utility trailer.
2:37 p.m. Assist with a medical.