Just checking to see if you have any further questions.
Referring to the swollen jaw that I mentioned last evening, that is a condition commonly known as “bottle jaw”, and as I stated previously, is a very common sign of an internal parasite infestation. Fluid collects in the jaw (edema), due to the lack of proteins in the bloodstream through a process called osmosis, which entails the fluid part of the blood leaking through the blood vessels in search of larger protein molecules, as the parasites have consumed most of the major proteins responsible for keeping the fluid within the bloodstream.
I urge you to follow up with having your goat checked for worms (there are other types of internal parasites as well, other than worms, such as Coccidia, that can also cause this condition). That is why it is important to have a fecal analysis completed, to identify the specific type(s) of parasites present. You could also go ahead and deworm your goat with an over the counter product called Safegard, which should be available at your local feed store. There is a liquid product that is made just for goats. Follow the label directions, and then repeat the process in ten days, as the dewormer kills only adult worms, and any remaining worm eggs will hatch. Repeating the deworming in ten days kills the recent hatched worms, preventing them from becoming adults.
Again, I hope I’ve been of some help, but please feel free to ask any further questions. I will be out working for a good part of the day today, but I will check for your reply as soon as I return.
-Dan C., DVM.