Cancer eye in cattle

Primefact cover sheet

Series: Primefact 1422      Edition: First edition      Last updated: 01 Sep 2015

Cancer eye (ocular squamous cell carcinoma) is the most common form of cancer in cattle. It is a skin cancer occurring on the eye and eyelids.

Estimates of its prevalence vary from 1% to 20% in some herds. Some of the predisposing factors are heritable, and in certain lines or families nearly all cattle may be affected during their lifetime.

Topics include:

  • Cancer eye lesions
  • Treatment
  • Factors affecting incidence of cancer eye
  • Prevention
  • Welfare and sale
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