Posted by Karen on November 19, 2002 at 15:43:09:
In Reply to: Addendum posted by Leah on November 19, 2002 at 09:46:39:
If the abcess is at the wound site I would clean it out the best I could, start her on a antibiotic (which you did) and keep an eye on it. Typically CL is at the throat latch area, arm pits, and between the shoulder and neck area. With goats we used to isolate and then return them to the herd a month or two later, sheep were culled asap. Now we cull any sheep or goat that gets it. Since we raise for meat we used to think it's not a huge deal but on occasion we have had clients that want a goat or lamb for a pet. Then of course nobody wants to deal with something that gross. Also with the sheep it damages the pelts and wool, since they are raised for wool production we can't have that. Not having lumps and bumps to worry about just saves that much more in time and money. We have gotten too large this year to have something like that make it more difficult. So I guess to sum it up IF I knew it was CL the animal would go to the neares auction house. If not we would keep it, if you have any doubts have the gunk tested.
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