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Ask the Vet
Mon May 5, 2014 11:12 AM CDT

Question:

I have several 5-weight heifers and steers that have warts on their faces, and especially around their eyes. Normally I would use iodine for warts, but I want to know if this would be a problem around the eyes?

Answer:

Warts are caused by viruses and are more common in young cattle. They will usually resolve with time if left alone. Commercial vaccines are available and may help.

Custom vaccines can be made from the warts harvested from your cattle. These vaccines are usually more effective, but the process is ...

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