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Bottle Jaw
by Gary Pfalzbot
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Bottle Jaw (often mis-spelled as "bottlejaw") is characterized by a hardened swelling beneath the jaw (as seen in pictures above) and is most often caused by worms or liver flukes. It can also be seen when a goat is weak or becoming ill. This can be a symptom of a goat that is sick or is becoming sick. Quite often, worming will cure this condition but one should also consider other herd health management techniques as found in the Goats & Health section and the Worms & Parasites section. A typical treatment plan includes the use of vitamin B12 injections and/or the administration of a product called Red Cell® as well as worming the goat.

A goat with Bottle Jaw
A goat with Bottle Jaw
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A goat with Bottle Jaw
A goat with Bottle Jaw
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A goat with Bottle Jaw
A goat with Bottle Jaw
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