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We vaccinated our cattle with 4-way vaccine and several have a lump on their necks. Will it go away? Does it hurt anything or should I give in hip next time?
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It will go away and it's normal to have a lump appear after any shot. Don't give any shots in the hip. It can cause permanent scar tissue and bruising in the prime cuts of beef. The new guidlines are ALL needles in the neck, both SQ needles as well as IM.<br>Janet
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It will gradually go away. You have an injection site infection. It may get worse before it gets better. If it becomes large and soft you can have it lance. <p>With horses we clean the injection site with alcohol and always use a new needle. We rarely get a lump. With cattle wipe the needle with alcohol between animals and use a new needle after every 8 - 10 head.
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It's not an infection.Janet is right. Most drugs used on cattle will sit at the injection site for a bit before they are absorbed into the circulatory system...20cc doesn't absorb that quick and in turn the underlying skin structure or muscle tissue becomes inflamed. Completely normal in cattle for swelling at an injection site. Some drugs will always produce swelling while some hardly ever do.Even a brand new sterile needle will produce swelling.A dull needle will usually produce swelling because of the irration of the dull needle.So once again this has nothing to do with infection at the injection site and cattle are not horses!
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Lumps are normal with some types of vaccinations on cattle. You also should not use alcohol to clean needles and syringes if you are usig MLV (modified live) vacines.<br> <br>: It will gradually go away. You have an injection site infection. It may get worse before it gets better. If it becomes large and soft you can have it lance. <p>: With horses we clean the injection site with alcohol and always use a new needle. We rarely get a lump. With cattle wipe the needle with alcohol between animals and use a new needle after every 8 - 10 head. <p>
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(User Above)":3rjo5mmh said:
: It's not an infection.Janet is right. Most drugs used on cattle will sit at the injection site for a bit before they are absorbed into the circulatory system...20cc doesn't absorb that quick and in turn the underlying skin structure or muscle tissue becomes inflamed. Completely normal in cattle for swelling at an injection site. Some drugs will always produce swelling while some hardly ever do.Even a brand new sterile needle will produce swelling.A dull needle will usually produce swelling because of the irration of the dull needle.So once again this has nothing to do with infection at the injection site and cattle are not horses!<p>Vaccinations are never 20 cc. Most are 2 to 5 cc.
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(User Above)":3mg26z5h said:
: It will go away and it's normal to have a lump appear after any shot. Don't give any shots in the hip. It can cause permanent scar tissue and bruising in the prime cuts of beef. The new guidlines are ALL needles in the neck, both SQ needles as well as IM.<br>: Janet<br>Good answer Janet, Beef Quality Assurance Program<br>recommends always in neck or front of shoulder.<br>
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