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Maxillary osteosarcoma in a beef suckler cow

Diether G J Prins12*, Thomas Wittek13 and David C Barrett14

Author Affiliations

1 Scottish Centre for Production Animal Health & Food Safety, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow, Bearsden Road, Bearsden, G61 1QH, UK

2 Paragon Veterinary Group, Townhead Farm, New Biggin near Stainton, Penrith, CA11 0HT, UK

3 Vetmeduni Vienna, Clinic for Ruminants, Veterinärplatz 1, A 1210, Vienna, Austria

4 School of Veterinary Science, University of Bristol, Langford House, Langford, Bristol, BS40 5DU, UK

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Irish Veterinary Journal 2012, 65:15  doi:10.1186/2046-0481-65-15

Published: 12 July 2012


A ten-year-old beef suckler cow was referred to the Scottish Centre for Production Animal Health & Food Safety of the University of Glasgow, because of facial swelling in the region of the right maxilla. The facial swelling was first noticed three months earlier and was caused by a slow growing oral mass which contained displaced, loosely embedded teeth. The radiographic, laboratory and clinicopathological findings are described. Necropsy, gross pathology and histological findings confirmed the mass as a maxillary osteosarcoma.

Osteosarcoma; Cow; Neoplasia; Maxilla