i have a calf that has a sore on its eye lid. it looks like a white scab about 1/4 inch circle (kinda like a wart ). it does not affect his eye and does not seem to bother him , but it bothers me , my vet said he would look at it when he comes out next month if it hasnt went away . Have any of you ever ran into this , my dad runs over 1500 head of angus and has never saw this before. so it has me worried Thanks Gerry
Post by kansasdexters on Nov 14, 2009 19:20:40 GMT -5
Sounds like it may be ringworm. Ringworm is a fungus infection (not a worm) and it makes a white circle, typically on the eye area or around the eye area, the mouth, the udder, and various other "spots". If you've had a lot of damp, cool weather then you have the perfect conditions for developing ringworm infections. These usually heal up by themselves, especially once the weather changes and becomes hot and dry. You can also use a cream ointment such as what is used for humans to treat "jock itch" and help promote faster healing. It usually takes 3 or 4 weeks for the animal to show improvement.
Be careful when handling the animal because ringworm is contagious and you can get it from the cattle. Use latex or plastic gloves when applying the ointment to the affected areas and isolate the animals that have ringworm infections from the herd, until they are healed up.
Charles: its not a injury it looks just like a little wart , and seems to have gotton bigger since the last rain , i will take some pictures and post them , i have seen warts on cattle but never on any of ours , and this does not look like the tail warts i have seen , i bet it is ring worm because this animal was transported with other stock and it appeared a day after i got him Patti thank you very much i will start treating it in the AM
Post by copperhead on Jul 28, 2010 16:09:05 GMT -5
I had a "growth" removed from one of my heifers eye a couple of months ago. It started like a small sty, in the corner of her eye, and kept growing. I took her to the vet and he removed a ball of tissue about the size of a marble and said it was fine, no tumor or anything, probably the result of a sticker or some other forgeign object that stuck in her eye and worked in instead of out. She's fine now.
Post by copperhead on Aug 12, 2010 22:03:44 GMT -5
Follow up to my last post, the "growth" is back. I noticed a couple of days ago that the bump is comong back up on her eye. this is frustrating, don't know wheather to have it removed again or leave it alone. This heifer was going to be my show calf this year, da***t !!
Warts will also come back and the process is to remove them again. The warts will go away once the animal builds up antibodies to the virus. This is pretty common in cows under two years of age. Were you able to determine if it is indeed a wart?
Post by copperhead on Aug 16, 2010 20:37:48 GMT -5
I got her up today and there are three bumps there. they are right along the bottom eyelid. No, the vet didn't biopsy the tissue, he just threw it away. I looked it over and felt of it, just fairly firm feeling. For sure it's not a wart. I'm going to call the vet tomarrow. Right now they are about the size of a pea, I'll try to get a picture of them and get it posted. I will keep you up on what the vet says too. Thanks, P.J.
Last Edit: Aug 16, 2010 20:42:53 GMT -5 by copperhead
Post by legendrockranch on Aug 16, 2010 20:48:20 GMT -5
PJ, if they're popping up that fast it sounds more like warts.
The last two animals I bought had warts, now they are spreading through the yearling calves. yuck!! When we were worming and changing out fly tags last week we found a quarter size wart on the inside of one of our heifers ears, just where the fly tag goes.