contagious ecthyma

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Anyone know much about sore mouth? I picked up a 3 mo old doeling yesterday and the more I watch her the more I am worried she might have the start of sore mouth. I've never dealt with it and the pictures online are horrific. I need to get a good picture. Her little bumps are not quite sores. But noticeable enough I am paying attention. I have her separated from the rest of my tiny herd.

From what I've read IF it is sore mouth, 1. keep our hands washed, and 2. It will just have to runs its course.

I will try to get a better upload pic of her nose and post.
 

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I never had that.

Sounds scary.

Keep us updated as to how it goes.

Is it possible that she stuck her face in a pricker bush,or something similar?
 

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I never had that.

Sounds scary.

Keep us updated as to how it goes.

Is it possible that she stuck her face in a pricker bush,or something similar?
I REALLY hope that's all it is...I'd rather it be literally anything than Sore Mouth. Ant hill, bryar patch, just her lil albino skin... whatever it may be...except Sore Mouth. But I am being cautious. Hoping someone with more experience can comment so that I feel more comfortable letting her in with mt herd bc she is so pitiful and lonely.
 

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At this point it's hard to say but, you are right to keep her lonely a little longer! It will get better or worse.....then a decision can be made on what it is and treatment. You should see changes within a day or two. ;)
 

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Today's update. Not really any worse or better, which I guess is better than it being worse.
 

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My guesses are either dermatophilosis or sore mouth, leaning more towards the beginnings of dermatophilosis though.
https://www.merckvetmanual.com/integumentary-system/dermatophilosis/dermatophilosis-in-animals

https://www.researchgate.net/figure...goat-kids-with-dermatophilosis_fig2_346549022

Both are contagious to humans so be careful caring for her and when she is all healed up clean everything she could have touched with strong bleach water.

And keep separate for sure.
 

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My guesses are either dermatophilosis or sore mouth, leaning more towards the beginnings of dermatophilosis though.
https://www.merckvetmanual.com/integumentary-system/dermatophilosis/dermatophilosis-in-animals

https://www.researchgate.net/figure...goat-kids-with-dermatophilosis_fig2_346549022

Both are contagious to humans so be careful caring for her and when she is all healed up clean everything she could have touched with strong bleach water.

And keep separate for sure.
This was VERY helpful! Thank you so much. After reading the article, I am leaning also towards dermatophilosis. I may have my vet come out and inquire about a culture and antibiotics.

Greatly appreciate the advice!!
Looks like poor lil bit is going to be lonely a little while longer.
 

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This was VERY helpful! Thank you so much. After reading the article, I am leaning also towards dermatophilosis. I may have my vet come out and inquire about a culture and antibiotics.

Greatly appreciate the advice!!
Looks like poor lil bit is going to be lonely a little while longer.

I'm glad I could be of help. Let us know how things turn out for her!
 
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