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chestnutsprings March 17th, 2010 01:12

Naval lump on my milk cow
I need help concerning a growth on the belly of my milk cow that is currently nursing. It is round about the size of a softball, and it protrudes about 2 to 3 inches out. The center is an open wound. I have been spraying it regular with antibiotics, but it hasn't helped. I thought it was just a wound that would heal a couple of months ago, but lately it's been getting bigger. Any ideas?:confused: Thanks

joncowcare March 17th, 2010 11:08

Hi Chestnutsprings,
Welcome to the forum !
It sounds like either a rupture or hernia on your cow and should probably be stitched back in by your vet. The other option is an abscess but then you would have seen some sign of pus drainage I would have thought with a probable high temperature.
Try and keep it clean as you have been doing by the sounds of it and call your vet asap.
Good luck, please let us know how you do !

BecM February 28th, 2011 14:07

Occasionally cows do get naval hernias after calving, especially if they have had a lot of odoema prior to calving; another possibility is a rupture of one of the blood vessels supplying the udder. I would probably get a vet out to have a look although neither of these conditions is life threatening. Infection is another matter ofcourse, so keep up the good work with the spray bottle!

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