Proud flesh on the lateral LF pastern. About 4 weeks old. The owner had tried “everything” all of which promoted the exuberant granulation tissue. The fly was typical. So is the crusty puss. Note the thin pink line of new skin between the black hair and the red granulation tissue. The epithelial cells are here and are easily damaged. The normal granulation tissue has been allowed to rise above the level of the skin. This blocks the migration of the epithelial cells across the bed of granulation tissue. This excess granulation tissue is called “exuberant” or “proud.”


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