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CL... It's no joke

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Goats' started by BlessedWithGoats, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. Sep 24, 2017
    Baymule

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    If you vaccinate for CL, I understand that goat will test positive, but what about any offspring?

    I am so sorry that you are dealing with this.
     
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  2. Sep 24, 2017
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    The offspring will not test positive. The vaccine makes the animal's immune system mount a response to the virus and the titers just show that an animal has been exposed to the virus. The titer should never go up over time, it quite possibly will get lower over time on a vaccinated animal. The goats that have CL will still get abscesses but the ones that don't should not have any active infections. I would probably still cull positive animals if your goal is to eradicate it from your herd and land.
     
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  3. Sep 25, 2017
    BlessedWithGoats

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    That's my plan currently, to cull all CL+ goats. I sent the blood samples out this morning for the three does from that pen.
     
  4. Sep 25, 2017
    Baymule

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  5. Sep 26, 2017
    BlessedWithGoats

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    I have another question...

    I had started using boards for the new goat house that were originally in what is now the CL + pen. I didn't know that Mocha had CL, and I was using what I had. I took bleach water and lightly sprayed them the other day... do you think this is sufficient to eliminate any bacteria that may have been on them, or am I risking the new girls getting CL if I put them over there?
     
  6. Sep 26, 2017
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    :idunnoguess I would error on the side of caution and not use the boards from the CL+ pen- sorry that you are going through this :hugs
     
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  7. Sep 26, 2017
    BlessedWithGoats

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    Thanks :hugs
    Problem is the boards are already over there, and possibly bacteria could have already spread, because I hadn't been washing my hands after handling the boards, not knowing that they had it, etc... But along those same lines, pretty much anything could be contaminated. I washed my hands after treating the abscesses on the does (flushing it with rubbing alcohol in water), but I wasn't as particular as I am now that I know they have CL.

    I'm thinking of just leaving Eliza and Josie where they are for this Winter at least, but it's a small pen and not quite set up for Winter. It's facing the wrong way... I could see what I can do to fix it up though. :idunno
     
  8. Sep 26, 2017
    babsbag

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    Did any of your goats ever had abscesses that burst where they might have rubbed on the boards?
     
  9. Sep 26, 2017
    BlessedWithGoats

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    Yes, from the goats that lived there and havent been tested yet.. I don't remember if the one that tested positive had one previously or not. I have sent the blood out for testing on all three, even though we know the one was positive.
     
  10. Sep 26, 2017
    Baymule

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