n Farmer’s Weekly - ABSCESSES in livestock : animal health - part 29

Volume 2015, Issue 15045
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



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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