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Controlling ocular squamous cell carcinoma in Hereford cattle.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3790010     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 3 herds 737 Hereford cattle were examined for neoplastic ocular lesions at intervals ranging from 20 to 242 days. Initially all lesions greater than 3 mm diameter were treated by cryosurgery; smaller lesions were left untreated. At subsequent inspections, lesions which had increased to 5 mm diameter were treated. The prevalence of ocular lesions in the herds ranged from 8.1 to 45.7% at the commencement of the study, and from 1.5 to 8.8% after 3.5 years. In treated cattle 71% of lesions regressed after one or two treatments. Seventy-five percent of the small untreated lesions regressed. The progression of lesions and occurrence of new lesions was highest during summer and lowest during winter. It was concluded that inspection of eyes for lesions should be at intervals of 3 to 4 months, and include one during the summer. It is feasible for owners to detect and identify cattle with ocular lesions and to present for treatment those that have grown since the preceding inspection to a size nearing or exceeding 5 mm diameter.
V Sloss; T J Smith; G De Yi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian veterinary journal     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0005-0423     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust. Vet. J.     Publication Date:  1986 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-01-13     Completed Date:  1987-01-13     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370616     Medline TA:  Aust Vet J     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  248-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / prevention & control,  surgery,  veterinary*
Cattle Diseases / prevention & control,  surgery*
Eye Neoplasms / prevention & control,  surgery,  veterinary*
Papilloma / surgery,  veterinary
Precancerous Conditions / surgery,  veterinary*

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