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did you give the goat any injections?
are you there?
Hello, no the goat has never had injections now the mass that started as a fist size softer is now his whole chest and neck area .
Ive checked online and it seems he may have a parasitic infection? Edema. His lids arevery pale no I think he is anemic, The chest lumps have been for some time but he remained active and healthy, yesterday a little lethargic today the extreme swelling.
the bottle jaw is most likely parasites, which go along with the paleness
probably the barber pole worm, or haemonchus contortus
this can kill them rapidly
i would move the goat off of the current area and deworm it
i would use panacur as per directions on the bottle
some people also give red cell, an iron supplement they use in horses
the other areas could be abscesses; caseous lymphadenitis (CL)
this is bacterial, and very contagious
I went to the farm supply and picked up worm medicine. b-12 ,ectrolite, fenbendazole. They didn't have red cell so i got the b-12. when should I worm again? They are on 10 acres but eating in the barnyard mostly
b12 is a vitamin and doesnt do the same as red cell
look for a regular goat type liquid vitamin with iron in it. I think TSC sells one
the fenbendazole is panacur
i would deworm in 3 weeks
and id try to really clean up well in the barn
What is the prognosis if I treat noew and move the soon, they need shelter.
Is it the grass or the dirty bedding
worms usually are in the grass; but any worm eggs can be in bedding, too
the electrolytes have vitamins would that be enough?
the deworming is the biggest thing
if the goat has an abscess and it ruptures the whole are gets contaminated
Do you think the chest mass is water ? not worms those are in the stomache?No abcesses but Im going dwn to the barn now . thankyou
the chest thing could be edema, also
the worms make them lose protein and they get bottle jaw and edema
if this is edema, will go away once worms under control
Is the prognosis good and how long for clearing up? He if in geat condition coat and weight wise.
my cats never really cleared up but he looks good and eats fine
you may need to try and do some brushing and keep a really good eye on his dental cleanings when he gets older
sorry wrong question
you will see edema resolving in a few days
ramp up their nutrition during this time