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Caseous Lymphadenitis (CL)
by Gary Pfalzbot
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Caseous Lymphadenitis (CL), also known in some parts of the world as "cheesy gland", is a disease that affects a goats lymphatic system, most often characterized by an external abscess - lump. CL manifests itself either internally, externally, or both and is very contagious to all other goats as well as humans. The size of the abscess is largely dependent upon the immune system and overall health of the goat. An abscess that is allowed to rupture will contaminate the ground for many years and infect other goats that come into contact. Likewise, a goat with internal CL can cough out the bacteria and spread it to other goats as well. At the present time, there is not a vaccination that cures or prevents CL in goats. CL as well as CAE are two diseases that goat breeders try in earnest to keep out of their herd.

In addition to the articles below covering this subject, GoatWorld also offers an archive of all "hands on experience" messages posted regarding CL. Membership may be required to access this section.

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About the author: Gary Pfalzbot is a Service Connected Disabled Veteran and the web master of GoatWorld as well as some other web sites. He has raised goats over the years, been involved with 4-H (as a young boy) and currently resides in Colorado where he and his wife Pam raise a few breeds of goats and other animals, and primarily author the GoatWorld web site to continue to inform, educate, and promote the industry.

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