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Old Nov 2nd 2010, 11:55 AM   #1
  Aug 2010
  Distant, PA / USA
Has anyone ever encountered "CL Abscesses" in their deer? I have a buck fawn that has had two (seperate occasions) HUGE abscesses on his face. The stuff that comes out is like white with a green tint and it is the worst looking stuff you have ever seen!! Anybody with information please help!!
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Old Nov 2nd 2010, 05:53 PM   #2
  Mar 2009
  Blairstown, LA
CL is very rare in deer, but it can occur. CL is usually a lump on which the hair sluffs off of and turns red. When it bursts or is opened, the contents appears to be white/yellow "cottage cheese" like consistency that is odor-less and is dry as opposed to an oozing puss. It can infect humans as well as goats and sheep and it transmitted from animal to animal by contact with the open sores. It can also be transmitted from an animal having a severe case that has infected the lungs and cough up some of the cottage cheese in the feed trough. The contents of the legions can be tested for CL as well as a blood test. If you suspect CL, then get the puss tested, but I would be very surprised if it is CL.
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