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Unread February 23rd, 2009, 06:33
mikecollen mikecollen is offline
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Default Lump on Friesland

My Friesland bull calf has a lump almost the size of a golf ball developing on "cheek" could it be a worm?
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Unread February 24th, 2009, 16:42
Rhodie Rhodie is offline
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Is the lump hard, soft or feel "watery"? If hard, does it feel loose, or attached to the bone? The most likely reason is an abscess, which can be lanced and drained, likewise a cyst can be drained, but depending where you are, some cysts can be infected with Brucellosis. A hard bone swelling is most likely Actinomycosis, more common in underdeveloped countries, but sometimes seen in modern herds.
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