lump in bag

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lump in bag

Postby stockbub » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:36 pm

I am new to nurses cows. There is big hard lump on the front of my cows bag. Still getting milk, but do not know if this is something to worry about.
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Re: lump in bag

Postby regolith » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:17 pm

check the appearance of the milk, most likely cause is mastitis. If the milk looks normal and the quarter not hot/painful just keep an eye on it, don't worry about it. A 'benign' staph infection can cause lumps with no symptoms or a rare flare-up.

Now I need to go and take my own advice because I've been contemplating posting this exact same thread yesterday... for a cow who I suspect has mastitis but whose milk is normal and I did an 'rmt' test on it, used heaps of the reagent, and it still said the milk was normal
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Re: lump in bag

Postby Nite Hawk » Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:22 am

Like Regolith said it could be walled off Staph, or if it is not mastitis and the lump is always there, it could be scar tissue from some previous masitis or accident. Cows bang themselves and get kicked which may cause scarring.
Had a healthy cow that had a lump in her bag and it never caused problems.
Keep an eye on it though..
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