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Lumps

Discussion in 'Emergencies, Injuries, Diseases, and Cures' started by Tomc, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. Apr 29, 2019
    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master

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    Mike I had the same thought, I wonder if because there are several lumps maybe that is why the 99%.
    I would at least run a CL test first. Either serum or if the lumps is growing culture. Downside is if it is CL once that syringe, or lance is done that can expose everyone else unless complete quarantine in a whole separate area.

    With the added high parasitic load that the poster has been battling and this, sad to say the goat may need to be culled.
     
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  2. Apr 29, 2019
    Mike CHS

    Mike CHS Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    I agree that it should be culled rather than take a chance but I missed that there were several lumps. There aren't a whole lot of good choices with this one.
     
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  3. Apr 30, 2019
    Tomc

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    How do you test for this? The bump has not festered yet. Is it safe to stick a needle into and draw out. It doesn’t feel like any thing but gristle to me. Also if I do draw it, where do I send it to?
     
  4. Apr 30, 2019
    Tomc

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    Sorry, I replied before I read the other posts about culling.