> First off, with proper hygiene
> when cutting calves, you shouldn't
> get abscesses. Next year,
> replenish the iodine in your pail
> or use something to disinfect
> between calves. Secondly, scrotal
> abscesses can kill. If you can
> open the end of the scrotum and
> allow drainage that will help.
> Antibiotics are also essential.
> Lastly, speak with your vet to
> ensure there is nothing else you
> should do!
Thanks Vicky. We didn't have any problems with this last year, not sure why we had a few go wrong this time. Will the abscess ever go back down to normal size? When you say open the end of the scrotum, should we be opening the site where we cut to begin with? should I be sqeezing the stuff out or just let it drain? This is the first time I've ever had this problem so I'm pretty naive. Jeff