Q. We have a stray that was fixed thru the TNR program and his ear was clipped. On top of that ear seems to be a worm of some sort, what could it be?
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA
A. Worms in or on skin are very unusual but if weather conditions are favorable there would always be a possibility of maggot infection but an ear tip wound would be very unlikely to be affected. I may also be the scab lifting as it heals or he may have torn a strip from the wound while scratching. I would return cat to clinic for a post operative check if at all possible or take a picture of same and show to them for assessment