Iowa State University Veterinarian

Article Title

Dermoids in Calves


Iowa State University Veterinarian Records, RS 22/6/0/9, University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University, http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/arch/rgrp/22-6-0-9.html

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SF601 V65

Document Type



On the morning of April 1, 1943, four Hereford calves varying in age from three to ten days were presented at the Stange Memorial Clinic. Three of them were females; the other was a male. All were in excellent general condition. The history revealed that the calves were having eye trouble. Examination of the eyes disclosed peculiar growths at the sclero-corneal junction which had the appearance of skin furnished with a hairy covering. Other symptoms included erythema of the eyelids and excessive lacrimation with consequent formation of crusts around the eyes. Two of the calves were bilaterally involved; the other two each unilaterally involved. In two cases the hairs were brown in color; in the other cases they were white. The growths did not seem to impair the vision of the calves except for the mechanical interference and irritation they produced.