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picture if abdomen
picture if abdomen  

pic of abdomen
pic of abdomen  
i got some pictures of her infection on her abdomen i want to know what you think i should do about it i keep cleaning it and putting what you said in it and i do the warm compress on it to but i don't think that it healing or getting better yet

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Thanks for the photos - It really would be best for a drain to be in there - the thickness/bulging of the abdomen there is most likely from a large amount of accumulated infection fluids/tissue.  Unless you can get a vet to re-open and drain this properly about the only advice would be to continue high dose antibiotics, cleansing out two or three times a day with either tubing or at least a syringe full of antibiotic solution placed into the openings and allowing it to drain out, as well as possibly compression of the area with the openings allowed to stay draining.  Hope this helps - Donna

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Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres

Expertise

All goat health care, nutrition, judging questions about all goats - packgoats, dairy goats, pygmy goats, meat goats, fleece goats.

Experience

27 years health care/nutrition of all types of goats, 17 years experience in packgoats, 20 years experience in 4H goat projects as leader, superintendent and judge. 20 years experience in putting on goat care/nutrition seminars.

Organizations
NAPgA, The Evergreen Packgoat Club, 4H, ADGA.

Publications
Hobby Farm, many newspapers, 4H newsletters, Packgoat Manuals (youth and general), judging information pamphlets, seminar handouts about health care and nutrition.

Education/Credentials
4 years of college, ongoing education in goats.

Awards and Honors
Small Farm Award of Thurston County

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