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I have a 1 month calf who has developed a growing lump on the bottom of her jaw. It has grown in two weeks to small superball size, It is hard and does not move. It is not a grub. It is not open or ozzing anything. Any ideas or guesses that I explore? Thanks

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I checked this calf again so a little more info. The lump is in the skin. I slid a finger between her teeth/jaw and under the lump and realized it is in the skin. I also checked the lump and no opening, discharge etc. It is hard but not as solid or immovable as I first thought. My next step is going to be to lance it unless I hear something back with other ideas. (My first thought was cut->infection, then I was swayed off of that, because there was no cut to the skin. But I am now moving back to infection but cut may have been inside the mouth. Still no heat, not really tender no discolor around the lump, lump seems to be a mass so.... not 100% sure.) Any ideas would be a great help. Thanks again.

> I have a 1 month calf who has
> developed a growing lump on the
> bottom of her jaw. It has grown in
> two weeks to small superball size,
> It is hard and does not move. It
> is not a grub. It is not open or
> ozzing anything. Any ideas or
> guesses that I explore? Thanks



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> I checked this calf again so a
> little more info. The lump is in
> the skin. I slid a finger between
> her teeth/jaw and under the lump
> and realized it is in the skin. I
> also checked the lump and no
> opening, discharge etc. It is hard
> but not as solid or immovable as I
> first thought. My next step is
> going to be to lance it unless I
> hear something back with other
> ideas. (My first thought was
> cut->infection, then I was
> swayed off of that, because there
> was no cut to the skin. But I am
> now moving back to infection but
> cut may have been inside the
> mouth. Still no heat, not really
> tender no discolor around the
> lump, lump seems to be a mass
> so.... not 100% sure.) Any ideas
> would be a great help. Thanks
> again.

I HAVE A 3 WEEK OLD HOLSTEIN BULL CALF THAT I AM BOTTLE FEEDING THAT HAS THE SAME PROBLEM. I ASKED MY VET ABOUT IT OVER THE PHONE. HE SAID HE WOULD PROBABLY LANCE IT, BASED ON THE DESCRIPTION. LUNKER



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