Weird Eye Growth

Asked June 11, 2019, 12:53 AM EDT

Hey my Angus Heifer, about 19 months old has two "bubble" like growths around her right eye. One on top of the eyelid and the other below the eyelid. She's had them since we took her after weaning. They grow as she does. We are new to cows, but not livestock. Wondering if I should be concerned, or if this might be something common in cattle?

Linn County Oregon veterinary

1 Response

Best I can tell is they look like warts (papilloma). Less likely is the tumor, melanoma. I recommend having your veterinarian surgically remove them and submitting the tissue for a pathologist to evaluate.