attle grubs??

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Can anyone tell be what cattle grubs are? Some of our cattle are getting bumps unter theirs skin in the lower round and when I scratch them a whitish yellow thing comes out. Not really sure what it is, dosen't look like a worm. Doesn't seem to bother the cows. Any help would be great
 

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txshowmom":g3q0uyix said:
Can anyone tell be what cattle grubs are? Some of our cattle are getting bumps unter theirs skin in the lower round and when I scratch them a whitish yellow thing comes out. Not really sure what it is, dosen't look like a worm. Doesn't seem to bother the cows. Any help would be great

Do they look roughly like a large yellowish white semi-waxy maggot? If so they're cattle grubs - ox warbles, the larvae stage of the heel fly.
Just seems like a stange time of year. By now I would think they should be in the fly stage and not have migrated to the back yet.

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txshowmom":3dkknz86 said:
They are not on thier backs just some on the lower round.

I'm not sure what they would be other then some type of worm. Warbles will have a small breathing hole in th middle. How big are they?

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About the size of a very small pebble. Maybe 1/8 in thick and 1/4 inch long at the most.
 

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txshowmom":1fjnnxv1 said:
About the size of a very small pebble. Maybe 1/8 in thick and 1/4 inch long at the most.

Other then the location it sounds like warbles. But it could be some type of fly/insect larvae (pretty obviously), but what kind it is I haven't a clue. At the risk of sounding repetitious, why not check with your vet?

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Well they don't seem to be bothering anyone but me. The cattle are all fat and happy. Its not all of them just a few in the show barn.
 

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