Struggling Steer

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Hi I have a 10 month old steer that was banded at 1 month old. He's grown really well fat as can be. Just the other day I noticed he was waddling as he walked and there was a swollen lump about the size of a grapefruit where his testicles Used to be. I haven't gotten a picture yet. Any ideas? My top thought was snake bite. Because I have had cow's bit in the udder and a calf bit in the face.
 
Notice how his stomach is hanging down...
 

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Yes he was when I drove up to him. I have a 34 second video of him walking, but when I tried to upload it, it says the file is to big?
 
I think he had a bad heart since he was born, my husband always said there's something not right with that calf. I was hoping he was wrong lol But he wasn't.
 
Ken,
I used to see some pretty sizable calves with ventricular septal defects. Was always somewhat surprised that they got as big as they did - some up to 400 lb - before they spiraled rapidly into uncompromised congestive heart failure and died.
 
IF you think it could be an ongoing issue consider using a different genetic base.
 

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