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10 month old calf, just got booster vaccine

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***** *****. 10 month old calf, just got booster vaccine last friday and wormer also. today has large baseball lump on its neck. still active, eating, drinking
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: we halter the calf twice a day so should have seen this if it was this large, she is very friendly and we treat her as a pet (future milk cow). is this an emergency, or just call my vet tomorrow for a farm visit. assuming abcess from vaccinet?
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
actually got vaccines a week ago friday, so 9 days ago.
Expert:  Dr Linda replied 6 months ago.
Hello, this is Dr. Linda. I hope I can help with your question this evening.This is definitely not an emergency situation. You are most likely correct that this is an abscess from the vaccination, especially if you are pretty sure this is the spot the vaccine was administered.Most likely, your vet will lance the area, flush it, & possibly put her on a short course of antibiotics.Abscesses are not uncommon with vaccinations, especially with farm animals, & in case you are wondering, you do not need to re-vaccinate your heifer.I hope this has addressed your concerns. Please let me know if you have any further questions.Thank you.

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