n Farmer’s Weekly - ABSCESSES in livestock : animal health - part 29
|Article Title||ABSCESSES in livestock : animal health - part 29|
|© Publisher:||Caxton Magazines|
|Author||Jan Du Preez, Faffa Malan and Marijke Henton|
|Publication Date||Nov 2015|
|Pages||28 - 30|
An abscess is an accumulation of pus (thick liquid comprising dead leucocytes that have responded to bacterial infection) surrounded by animal tissue. It initially occurs as a painful firm swelling under the skin, and may be cold or hot to the touch. It may also occur internally in an organ or other area of the body.
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