Lumpy Jaw





Some of my cows have hard lumps on their jaws, or lumpy jaw. Can that be

cured, and how?



This is Actinomycosis (lumpy jaw) and is due to ray fungi (actinomyces)

which are found originally on plants which enter the body in various

ways. The trouble usually appears in the upper or lower jaws of cattle,

where it generally produces tumors of bone or soft tissues. For

treatment give 1 1/2 drachms of iodide of potash in 1/2 pint of water

daily for 14 days. Increase to 2 drachms for 14 more days, and then

gradually decrease. Divide the tumor and insert gauze saturated with

tincture of iodine for 4 days. In 8 days a visible improvement will be

noticed,





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