contagious ecthyma

nstone630

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Tons of VERY useful information and I am thankful for all of it. Feeling not easily hurt here!

So entire barn has been disinfected as instructed by vet and everything found online as to not spread it. Since it does not kill livestock it can be controlled from my understanding. As long as goat is not in active infection she should not spread it. My new understanding is that it can be spread from infection from mouth, bedding, feed, and also infected udders.

So, all that being said. I have 5 goats. Not 50. I feel this should be easy to control. I really hope I haven't jinx myself. As the new goat (name yet to be determined) is 110% healed up, never got secondary bacterial infection and is seemingly good to go.

We all live and learn, and I will by this. My 2 males are in a separate pasture completely. She is in a pasture with my only other female. So worse case I have 2 with an issue.

Thank you again for all the genuine information and concern. It is all taken and no offense taken. We have had our share of hard times learning goats here.

Please enjoy today's photos of the newbie.
 

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Baymule

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I’m glad your goat is healed up and seems to be no problem. Also glad you don’t take offense when in the midst of a discussion. We share knowledge and opinions here, we don’t always agree, but we are always friends. You pick through all the advice and apply what fits you and your situation. :love
 

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So glad she is all healed up and doing well! She sure is cute and seems like a good addition to your herd. With so few goats and after doing the disinfecting I don't think you are going to have issues and even if you do as I and yourself mentioned while orf is a pain in the butt from what I have seen it is not life threatening.
 

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while orf is a pain in the butt from what I have seen it is not life threatening.
This is true of several of the virus and bacteria that farms deal with if livestock is there. Much is soil harbored, something not seen one known. It doesn't mean you aren't a good animal or land steward, just life. You learn the best way to deal with it. I liken much of it to humans who contract a cold or flu, or??

I'm always blessed to have BTDT or have others who have and share. ;)

You girl is a cutie and looks well healed!
 

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