Good evening, and thanks for the question: I am very sorry to hear about Bucko’s current condition. I’m glad that he wasn’t injured more than he is. Dog attacks (especially with younger goats) can at times be quite extensive.
Firstly, I’m glad that you had Bucko seen by his Veterinarian. I have some questions that I need to ask you so that I can get a more complete picture as to what’s going on, and so that I can give you a more complete answer.
1): How long ago did the dog attack occur, and how soon was he seen by your Vet after the attack?
2): You mentioned that he was give one shot of Penicillin. Is that all that the Vet prescribed? Was he prescribed any other medication?
3): How is Bucko doing otherwise, as fara as eating, drinking, urinating and passing manure?
4): How severe, and what is the approximate size of the wound on his left hip? Where is the wound located? Is he severely lame on that affected leg?
5): Again,referring to the hip wound, did your Vet leave you any instructions as far as keeping the wound clean, and were there any ointments, etc., to apply to the wound?
6): Since the scrotum is involved, I’m assuming that Bucko is a Buck(?). Is there swelling involved. You also mention that one side of the scrotum is hard. If you gently squeeze the affected portion with you fingers, can you notice if there is a slight dent in the tissue where you were squeezing?
Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. Are you looking for more direction on what to do from here?
I’m looking forward to hearing from you!
-Dan C., DVM.