Cancer eye in cattle


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


Primefact 1422 First Edition

Published: Sep 2015