- April 4, 2013 at 8:07 pm #78256Kevin CunninghamParticipant
My off steer has been itching his neck and shoulders ever since he started to shed this spring. He had some bald spots for awhile but the hair did come back. Now he has developed scabby raised bumps all over his neck and shoulders. It rubs him in the yoke so I am going to stop yoking for a while. I thought maybe he has lice, but I am not sure I can see any. I have seen lice on goats before but I have not seen any on cattle. The bumps got bad all of the sudden and there is even a thick “pad” on his dewlap, maybe where the bow sits? I talked to the vet today and he suggested that I just go ahead a worm them. Of course they say that every time I am in there. I am not against worming them if needed but we just had a fecal done and his counts were normal. I know the treatment would take care of the lice but like I said I am not certain that is what is going on. Any ideas on what might be going on?
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