364/19 | Clinical & Field Article | Livestock Production Management

Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Horn in a Gir Cow – A Case Report

N. Pazhanivel, R. Saahithya, K. P. Arjunan and Ganne Venkata Sudhakar Rao

Department of Veterinary Pathology, Madras Veterinary College, TANUVAS, Chennai-600 007, Tamil Nadu

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal January 2020: 97 (1) - pages 62 to 62
(Received: October, 2019, Accepted: November, 2019)


A seven years old Gir cow had swelling at the base of the left horn with bleeding. It was brought to the Veterinary dispensary for treatment. Clinical examination revealed a cauliower like grey to cream colored growth (Fig.1). Microscopical examination of the surgically excised mass revealed epithelial pearls consisting of concentric layers of proliferating squamous cells. The tumour mass was conrmed as squamous cell carcinoma.

Key Words: Gir cow, horn, squamous cell carcinoma

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