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Abscess on baby nubian?

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Goats' started by Mischief, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Jul 18, 2019
    Mischief

    Mischief Herd lurker

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    I have a 3-4 week old Nubian (possibly Guernsey crossed) goat, and have just noticed that she has about a ping pong sized abscess on her side, the CO position between her thigh and stomach. She has only had 1 shot, but that was in her arm. I'm worried that it could be CL, but I've read that it shouldn't show up this early. Some possibly important information: we just got 3 make sheep, 4 months old. Have not been CL tested. We also have a few horse flies, and I heard they can also transmit CL. Your thoughts? (I'll try to get a picture tomorrow morning)
     
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  2. Jul 19, 2019
    Alaskan

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    Sounds like too many possibilities....

    Since you have no idea if any of the livestock have CL... that can't be ruled out unless you get a vet to test the abscess.

    That might be a good idea in any case... since then if it is something else... well... the vet can tell you that too.
     
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    Mini Horses

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    Good news? She is small enough to carry to vet, save a farm call -- if they are close.
     
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    Mischief

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  5. Jul 31, 2019
    Jesusfreak101

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    how is the kid doing?