Mystery Malady

This picture, from former Drovers associate editor Laura Mushrush, shows the side of a mature cow, raised on pasture in central Kansas. ( Laura Mushrush )

A single picture can’t always tell the whole story, but photos often can aid in identifying unusual, or perhaps not so unusual, lesions, injuries or other signs of morbidity in cattle. This picture, from former Drovers associate editor Laura Mushrush, shows the side of a mature cow, raised on pasture in central Kansas.

Can you diagnose this condition? Click here for the answer and more background.

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Do you have photos to share? These could be gross lesions on live cattle, pictures of tissue at necropsy or even histopathology images. Please send your pictures to jmaday@farmjournal.com. Include the diagnosis and perhaps a brief description of how the condition was diagnosed.

Then read the diagnosis and background for this case.

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