Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 50 issue 4 (august 2016) : 632-633

Benign melanocytoma in a non-descript cow: A case report

Megha K. Pandey*1, R.M. Tripathi1, S.M. Tripathi1, P.D.S. Raghuvanshi1, N. Gupta1
1<p>Veterinary Hospital,&nbsp;Bilaspur, Chhatisgarh- 490 002, India</p>
Cite article:- Pandey*1 K. Megha, Tripathi1 R.M., Tripathi1 S.M., Raghuvanshi1 P.D.S., Gupta1 N. (2016). Benign melanocytoma in a non-descript cow: A case report . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 50(4): 632-633. doi: 10.18805/ijar.8600.

The present paper reports a case of benign melanocytoma in an 8- years old non-descript cow, which are reported less commonly in India. The tumour was located on ventral aspect of neck and was surgically removed with successful recovery. Histopathological expression of the tumour suggests its benign nature which is also confirmed by its non-recurrence after 2 years of its surgical removal.


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