Case study: what is this pinkish spot?

Case study: what is this pinkish spot?

We found this pinkish, round, dermatitis like, hairless spot on the lower legs of 3 holstein calves in Holland. The calves are 4-5 months old and in 2 different boxes.

It does look like ringworm/trychofytie, but the skin service looks different. It does not look like trauma either.

Any ideas? Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Comments (6)

Jorge

If there are sharp edges somewhere around the area where animals stay, maybe a repeating itchy stimulus gets animals to scratch against such sharp surfaces and lead to skin abrasion and irritation ?

Abdil Karhan

Travmatik olabileceği gibi viral enfekte olan sürülerde örneğin bowineviralherpes taşıyıcı sürüleri de görülebiliyor en önemlisi yetersiz klostrum alan ve bağışıklığı yeterince gelişmemiş buzağı larda goruluyor

Haseeb ahmad

Multiple cases means there is some common cause affecting these calves. In my opinion as these lesions are present on lateral and cranio lateral surfaces, maybe they are due to the constant rubbing of the skin.
may be due to hard surface where they have to sit or rest. I think a look inside the calf pens would be helpful

Andrea Accola

Hey Joep
Ich habe gerade vor kurzer Zeit einen Fachbericht in einer Schweizer Zeitschrift gelesen. Die zeigten Symptome, die sich ganz ähnlich präsentierten.
Untersuchungen haben ergeben, dass das auf den Verzehr von Mutterkorn zurückzuführen ist.
Mutterkorn gibt es normalerweise auf Getreide, vor allem auf Triticale aber auch auf Weizen und Roggen kommt es vor.
Neuerdings stellt man Mutterkorn aber auch immer häufiger auf dem Ungras Quecke und auf Raigräsern fest.

Ich denke, dass es sich lohnt, das Krankheitsbild auch in diese Richtung abklären zu lassen.

Gruss aus der Schweiz

Andrea Accola, Plantahof

Andreas Pelzer Haus Düsse

good question interesting fotos.
My ideas:
- lying area to short
- cubicles to small
- the floor is not made for calves
another idea: lyingtime too long because there is nothing to do and nothing to explore

Joep Driessen

Thanks for sharing your thoughts everyone, very interesting to read! Great help :)

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