CD-T Injection Site Abscess

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I'm no pro, and it's ultimately your choice but I'd advise probably not skipping the booster in 3-4 weeks. You've already had her body do half the work, she's almost done being "CDTed" for the year, and next year she will only have to do it once if you finish it now. But whatever you wind up doing, she will recover from this abscess.
 

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I'm no pro, and it's ultimately your choice but I'd advise probably not skipping the booster in 3-4 weeks. You've already had her body do half the work, she's almost done being "CDTed" for the year, and next year she will only have to do it once if you finish it now. But whatever you wind up doing, she will recover from this abscess.
I agree. She needs the second injection to receive the full immunity for the three potential infections. I would think NOT doing the 2nd injection would be akin to not taking a full course of antibiotics. You could end up with more potent (untreatable) infection.

I use the BAR VAC CD/T vaccine, by Boehringer Ingelheim. I have never had a lump, for my goats . . . Until the last dose, which I gave to April. It was a new bottle. I cleaned the site with a saturated alcohol wipe, that I make with pieces of fresh/clean paper towel. I did not rub the spot last time. So, I wonder if that could have had something to do with that? Although I have read that some goat and sheep owners say they rub the injection site and still get a lump.

When I worked as a nurse, I always rubbed the injection site, to distribute the med in the tissue and not leave a pocket of med, to irritate tissue. It also prevents the med from leaking out the hole made by the needle. I gave Calendula her one month CDT injection last night. Before the injection, I used a paper towel (1/2 of a half sheet folded) saturated alcohol wipe, and rubbed it really well afterwards. It did not leave a lump.
 
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I'm glad to hear the infection is clearing up & getting a scab on it.

I used to do wound care in the hospital and in home health. If I had a wound like that, I would first draw up Normal Saline in at least a 35cc syringe and flush the wound good with that. Then I would draw up some Povidone Iodine and flush the wound with that. Allow it to air dry (which shouldn't take long) and then apply a gob of antibiotic ointment (Generic Neosporin) and leave it open to air.

ETA: Fly spray is an excellent idea. Flies seem to be attracted to open wounds and you don’t want them laying eggs in the wound.
 
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I agree. She needs the second injection to receive the full immunity for the three potential infections. I would think NOT doing the 2nd injection would be akin to not taking a full course of antibiotics. You could end up with more potent (untreatable) infection.

I use the BAR VAC CD/T vaccine, by Boehringer Ingelheim. I have never had a lump, for my goats . . . Until the last dose, which I gave to April. It was a new bottle. I cleaned the site with a saturated alcohol wipe, that I make with pieces of fresh/clean paper towel. I did not rub the spot last time. So, I wonder if that could have had something to do with that? Although I have read that some goat and sheep owners say they rub the injection site and still get a lump.

When I worked as a nurse, I always rubbed the injection site, to distribute the med in the tissue and not leave a pocket of med, to irritate tissue. It also prevents the med from leaking out the hole made by the needle. I gave Calendula her one month CDT injection last night. Before the injection, I used a paper towel (1/2 of a half sheet folded) saturated alcohol wipe, and rubbed it really well afterwards. It did not leave a lump.
Thank you, I will give it to her then. But in a different spot of course. And will rub it because I don’t think my friend did that.
 

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Sorry to hear about what has happened. She WILL get better and does need her second dose.

In Britain we use a heptavalent vaccine (yes, 7 ag,ve had little gents in one), and give the vaccines into the loose skin at the side of the neck subcutaneously. I have had granulomas up to about 1cm in diameter, but never any abscesses. As part of the vaccine is live, skin antiseptics should not be used, but I clean up the needles in boiled water after every animal and thoroughly sterile the injecting equipment prior to use.

To get an abscess may be down to 'dirty' techniques for injecting, but also can be down to just bad luck.

Try not to worry and get on with the second injection.
 

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Sorry to hear about what has happened. She WILL get better and does need her second dose.

In Britain we use a heptavalent vaccine (yes, 7 agents had little gents in one), and give the vaccines into the loose skin at the side of the neck subcutaneously. I have had granulomas up to about 1cm in diameter, but never any abscesses. As part of the vaccine is live, skin antiseptics should not be used, but I clean up the needles in boiled water after every animal and thoroughly sterile the injecting equipment prior to use.

To get an abscess may be down to 'dirty' techniques for injecting, but also can be down to just bad luck.

Try not to worry and get on with the second injection.
 

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Sorry to hear about what has happened. She WILL get better and does need her second dose.

In Britain we use a heptavalent vaccine (yes, 7 agents in one), and give the vaccines into the loose skin at the side of the neck subcutaneously. I have had granulomas up to about 1cm in diameter, but never any abscesses. As part of the vaccine is live, skin antiseptics should not be used, but I clean up the needles in boiled water after every animal and thoroughly sterile the injecting equipment prior to use.

To get an abscess may be down to 'dirty' techniques for injecting, but also can be down to just bad luck.

Try not to worry and get on with the second injection.
 

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