Post by faithwingnut on Sept 6, 2012 13:33:58 GMT -5
Georgie has had these for a while now but there is a big one now that she keeps damaging and then it bleeds badly. Anyone know what this is and what I can do to get rid of them? I've been using antibiotic spray on the big one because it's open. BTW, they are only on her legs, ankles and feet and none of my other cows or calves have them(or anything remotely like them).
Last Edit: Feb 10, 2014 17:51:11 GMT -5 by barnydhppy
Either hairy heel warts (which aren't actually warts, but lesions caused by a bacteria, and are usually focused more around the hooves) or sarcoid tumors - but I've never heard of sarcoids on lower legs.
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Post by jerseylovinliz on Sept 6, 2012 16:03:25 GMT -5
I have to say this please don't get miffed... I am NOT an expert by any means. I have never seen something like that. I just thought warts bleed a lot & it's only on one cow so maybe? Rodie Todie & Wyomama KNOW their stuff. If they're said that to me I'd freak out & cry but 5 min later I'd be blowing up the vet's phone (& I hate my vet). Don't sit on something like that if it could be serious just b/c I opened my big mouth.
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Post by Rodie Todie on Sept 6, 2012 17:11:32 GMT -5
I HAVE seen something like it on a horse, and it was cancer. It will probably need removed and biopsy to be sure. Consult your vet. It quite possibly could be removed, and that be the end of it. i apologize for not saying more. I didn't think about it just being alarming. I would consult a vet, though I think it could wait until convenient, not 911 right this second.
Post by Becky in TX on Sept 6, 2012 18:41:43 GMT -5
Did they all come up at the same time or is she continually getting more? Are they growing? Sarcoids grow but don't think they spread like warts. I would have a vet look at it as well if she were mine.
Post by faithwingnut on Sept 6, 2012 18:56:22 GMT -5
OK, so DH and were talking about this at length and realized that we think she may have had these since shortly after birth but they were well hidden by her hair and have just been growing. When she was about 3 weeks old she we would go out in the pasture and her legs would be bleeding in a spot here one day and a spot there another. We thought she was just a dumb calf and was getting her legs against the barbed wire a little too often. After really thinking about it, and what you all have said here, I am thinking she has had this almost all her life but they have just been getting larger, more visible and spread to different legs.
Did you try Vetricyn? It is anti bacterial and fungal and heals a host of problems. Obviously, if its cancer, that would be systemic but it's worth a try.
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