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Re: Bump on throatlach area..?

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Posted by Vicki McGaugh on August 20, 2001 at 08:24:22:

In Reply to: Re: Bump on throatlach area..? posted by Nat on August 20, 2001 at 06:51:42:

She also could have came with you with CL dormant in her body. The stress of the show has made this small lump grow aggressively. Most folks don't even notice the small lumps on their goats until they are shaved, some lumps will burst without notice because some breeds carry such long hair. I wouldn't be taking any chances. CL can easily ruin you, your goats and your selling reputation. Have the vet remove the lump totally, send it in to UC Davis, let them run the tests on it. You want the vet to remove the lump because then you have removed all of the infectious material inside of it, the scar will be easier to heal and it will not infect the rest of your herd. Honestly I would quaranteen her until the results come back, and if she is positive you need to cull her. Whether this for you is butcher or sale to butcher, you must know that internal abscess are still contagious, even to humans. It would be totally unethicial to sell her if she is positive, since CL is a comnunicable disease. It is not a disease you can control like with CAE where you can just heat treat and pasturise. Complete quaranteen with no access to the pens, even in the future, for clean stock. The inside material from these abscess is so highly contagious it keeps your barn, wood surfaces and ground contagious for years. It is passable to other livestock including the horse through coughing, actually the eaisest way to catch it is to have someone elses goats coughing onto yours! I hope this is simply a sterile abscess! Vicki

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