Goats/Goat Health

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Question
i found this goat today had 2 small hard lumps  under her chin jaw not on the side, its above the throat next to the jaw bone. what should i do and is it CL, the doe is in really good shape. thank you

Answer
The location you describe can be CL but not always.  How big are the lumps?  Is there a soft middle in the hard part? If these are tense/tight and can be lanced/opened with an 18 gauge needle insertion you can see if this is CL or not - cottage cheese type contents usually indicate CL but soft/toothpaste type contents usually is an abscess.  These could also be just cysts if they are small and extremely hard.  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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