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Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:16 AM CDT

Question: I have several cows that have lots of little crusts on them with hair sticking out. These are mostly on the head, top of the neck and down the back. They look really bad, but the cows are eating and seem to be doing well. What could this be, and what do I need to do?

Answer: There are several possibilities, but this sounds most like dermatophilosis. It is caused by a bacterium, Dermatophilus congolensis, and affects many species of livestock and wild animals including cows, horses, sheep, goats and, ...

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