Large Animal Veterinary

Ask a large animal vet and get answers to your questions ASAP

Ask a Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My little boy dwarf goat has a swollen firey red penis and s…

Customer Question
My little boy dwarf goat...
My little boy dwarf goat has a swollen firey red penis and his testicles are all swollen up...what can I do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Large Animal Veterinary Question
Answered in 4 minutes by:
2/3/2016
Large Animal Vet: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Dr. B.
Dr. B., Veterinarian
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 23,477
Experience: As a veterinarian, I have been educated to treat all animals, big and small.
Verified

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How old is he?

How long has he had these signs?

Can he retract his penis into his sheath? Or is it caught outside the sheath? Any swelling or pain?

Are his testicles hard, fluidy, or painful on palpation?

What is his rectal temperature?

Can you take a photo of this? If you can do so and post them online, it will let me see what you are seeing. To post them, you can either use the paper clip on the tool bar. Or if you cannot see that on your phone/computer, then you can post them on any site (ie Flickr, Photobucket, Imgr etc) and paste the web address here for me to have a peek.

Ask Your Own Large Animal Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Grazin is 5 months
Noticed yesterday he wasn't as active, back legs appeared to hurt him when he walks. This morning the symptoms of the swollen testicle bag and penis all red I found when I turned him over.
Testicles seem to be hard and painful.
I will take a rectal temperature and pics to send you...give me about 1/2 hour to complete please??
Large Animal Vet: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Thank you,

That is fine if you can do that, I will remain online awaiting those. In the meantime, since some of our concerns are going to be urgent issues, I would say that if you find the penis is very inflamed/swollen and stuck outside the sheath, do make sure to fully extend it, clean away any discharge/hair/debris at the base, and then you will need to replace the penis into the sheath. You may want to take some lubricant (ie KY is fine) to help you slide that back in. And keep an eye out for his being able to pass urine. Otherwise, I will keep an eye out for your photos so we can start narrowing down causes for this very serious situation.

Speak to you soon,

Dr. B.

Ask Your Own Large Animal Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
What should I clean his private area with??
Large Animal Vet: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Hi again,

Luke warm soapy water is just fine. The external area of the penis isn't sterile, we just want to make sure if we have an extrusion and trapped penis, that we are sorting that our while you are with him since that is the biggest emergency differential for the signs you have reported. As well, we do just want to make sure he is urinating since blockage would be another concern. Aside from those, we do have some concerns in regards ***** ***** testicles and condition on the whole, but those are less urgent then those 2 we want to address while you are there (as opposed to seeing them, coming back to me, and then having to rush back out if you know what I mean).

Dr. B.

Ask Your Own Large Animal Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Do you have an email address I can send these to you for viewing??
Large Animal Vet: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Hello again,

I am afraid we are not permitted to give out email addresses. Still you should be able to see a paperclip icon over your text box + you can post photos using that. Or you can post the photos anywhere (ie Flickr, Photobucket, Imgr, etc) and send me the web link here to follow.

Dr. B.

Ask Your Own Large Animal Veterinary Question
Large Animal Vet: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Hi again,

I have not heard back from you but want to leave my thoughts while you post those photos since I am quite concerned about Grazin.

Now I have to warn you that the majority of our differentials for these signs are quite serious. As well, as we discussed, some conditions need prompt intervention to for treatment success. Therefore, we need to tread with care.

Now hopefully he didn’t have an extruded penis here and it was replaced if it were. If we didn’t and its just irritated/inflamed and sticking out, I suspect he is protruding his penis due to general pain here. And that would raise concern of possible urinary blockage but could also be a feature of testicular based pain. In regards ***** ***** for those testicular signs and the pain, we’d be most worried about trauma (causing soft tissue inflammation +/- hematomas/bleeds) or infection (epididymitis). And while we can have hernias where intestine get into the scrotum, if this is hard and sudden then that is less likely here..

In regards ***** ***** if there is any doubt he cannot pass urine, its an emergency and we need him seen ASAP. Otherwise, if he can urinate and we are dealing with our testicular concerns, then we want to start treating this. To start, we can carefully use cool water packs may decrease testicular damage caused by local swelling and hyperthermia. Of course, be careful not to over chill the skin. Furthermore, we’d want him on injectable goat safe anti-inflammatory medication (ie Meloxicam, Flunixin, Ketoprofen, etc) urgently. These will reduce his pain and the inflammation. Though, just to note, do avoid any temptation to use Aspirin here, since it is a blood thinner and could be risky to use if we have an active bleed. To address a suspect infection we could start a broad spectrum antibiotic like Penicillin or Oxytetracycline. Due note that we usually need to treat infection in this tissue for a good few weeks (and even sometimes castrate them when that isn’t ideal to just remove the infection).

Overall, from what you have told me so far, we do have some serious concerns for your lad. Hopefully, the penis wasn’t compromised and he is passing urine since those are the major emergency differentials here. If those are ruled out, then we need to consider the above remaining issues and start treatment to reduce his pain and start trying to get this settled for him.

Please take care,

Dr. B.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If you have any other questions, please ask me – I’ll be happy to respond. *Please remember to rate my service once you have all the information you need, as this is the only way I receive credit for helping you today. Thank you! : )

Ask Your Own Large Animal Veterinary Question
Large Animal Vet: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Hi again,

Just sending a wee note for your to find our conversation again, so you don't have to open a new question and be charged again. As well, I have sent a reply above just outlining my concerns thus far and what we need to do.

Dr. B.

Ask Your Own Large Animal Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/Tmayto/media/Grazin_zpsmqgxovjr.png.html?sort=3&o=0
Large Animal Vet: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Thank you,

Oh, the poor love.

In regards ***** ***** as long as he can pass urine (always need to be watchful of that with these lads), this looks most suspicious of an infection. Again though, we could see this if he has had a recent trauma or kick here.

Just to reiterate what I said above for approach, we'd want to carefully use cool water packs may decrease testicular damage caused by local swelling and hyperthermia. Of course, be careful not to over chill the skin. Furthermore, we’d want him on injectable goat safe anti-inflammatory medication (ie Meloxicam, Flunixin, Ketoprofen, etc) urgently. These will reduce his pain and the inflammation. Though, do avoid any temptation to use Aspirin here, since it is a blood thinner and could be risky to use if we have an active bleed. And to address infection we could start a broad spectrum antibiotic like Penicillin or Oxytetracycline but we tend to see better results with fluroquinolones (which would need to come from your vet). Due note that we usually need to treat infection in this tissue for a good few weeks (and even sometimes castrate them when that isn’t ideal to just remove the infection).

Overall, we do have a few concerns here for these signs but by appearance this looks to be less a penis issue and more a testicle issue. And again suspect we are seeing the penis as it is because he is so sore with this. So, we'd want to use the above to see if we can give him some relief and start settling this for him.

Please take care,

Dr. B.

Ask Your Own Large Animal Veterinary Question
Large Animal Vet: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

**Please remember to rate my answer when you are satisfied as this is the only way I am credited for assisting you. IF you have any lingering questions or concerns, please stop and reply to me via the button with the issue you have. I will be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the service you seek. Thank you. :)

Ask Your Own Large Animal Veterinary Question
Large Animal Vet: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Grazin. How is everything going?
Dr. B.
Ask Your Own Large Animal Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a large animal vetLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. B. Your Own Question
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Dr. B., Veterinarian
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 23,477
23,477 Satisfied Customers
Experience: As a veterinarian, I have been educated to treat all animals, big and small.

Dr. B. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

CountryDoc

CountryDoc

Veterinarian

326 satisfied customers

Experienced mixed animal veterinarian

Dr. Darren

Dr. Darren

Large Animal Vet

60 satisfied customers

2008 Graduate; Experience in Cattle and Small Ruminant production and medicine

Pet Doc

Pet Doc

Veterinarian

4 satisfied customers

Veterinarian - BVSc

Dr. MD Stafford

Dr. MD Stafford

Veterinarian

250 satisfied customers

20 years mixed animal practice, fish health certified and experience with embryo transfer.

Dan C., DVM

Dan C., DVM

Veterinarian

160 satisfied customers

Equine Practitioner. Owner of Mobile Equine/Large Animal Practice for 16 years.

Dr. M.

Dr. M.

Veterinarian

133 satisfied customers

Board certified surgeon, lameness and advanced imaging expert with 9 years of experience.

Dr. Berry

Dr. Berry

Veterinarian

78 satisfied customers

26 years experience in small and large animal medicine and surgery.

< Previous | Next >

Related Large Animal Veterinary Questions
I have a male goat who is shaking all the time. At first he
I have a male goat who is shaking all the time. At first he was screaming really loud. I have given him apple cider vinegar, vegetable oil for bloat and electrolyte and vitamins. He is no longer screa… read more
Dan C., DVM
Dan C., DVM
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
160 satisfied customers
My 3 month old goat is screaming in pain. He is a Nigerian
My 3 month old goat is screaming in pain. He is a Nigerian dwarf and is kept inside as a pet. He woke me with his cries. At first I thought it was constipation because of the way he was standing, but … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinarian
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
23,477 satisfied customers
my Nigerian dwarf has a really thick winter coat I noticed
my Nigerian dwarf has a really thick winter coat I noticed it's starting to shed even though ne ohio is freezing now I notice her eye lids are red rimmed and it looks dry around them I'm not sure if i… read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
Large and small animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
22,387 satisfied customers
hi I have a 5 month old Nigerian Dwarf buckling..and he is
hi I have a 5 month old Nigerian Dwarf buckling..and he is a unilateral cryptorchid. My sister is a small animal vet and while she has casterated other bucklings for me, she doesn't feel comfortable t… read more
Dr. Todd
Dr. Todd
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
721 satisfied customers
Ive had two twin pygmy/nigerian dwarf goats for about two
I've had two twin pygmy/nigerian dwarf goats for about two months now. They're a little over 4 months old. They're wethers. They had all their shots, were wormed, etc before they came to me. They both… read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
Large and small animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
22,387 satisfied customers
Brief refresher, 4 month old male nigerian/nubian dwarf goat.
Brief refresher, 4 month old male nigerian/nubian dwarf goat. Ingested a little bit of antifreeze and underwent treatment for it. Anyway, he is at home and appears to be making progress. He is eating … read more
Dr. Todd
Dr. Todd
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
721 satisfied customers
I have a nubian crossed with a nigerian dwarf goat. He is 4
I have a nubian crossed with a nigerian dwarf goat. He is 4 months old. Yesterday I was working on my truck and he stuck his nose into the bucket of anti-freeze. He did not ingest much at all but prob… read more
Dr. Todd
Dr. Todd
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
721 satisfied customers
goat: month old..constipated..belly..little more than 10 poops came
my 5 month old dwarf goat jim is constipated. his belly is swollen and he seems uncomfortable. he is baahing more often and it seems different. i gave him a mineral oil enema(bout half) and a little m… read more
Dr. MD Stafford
Dr. MD Stafford
Veterinarian
DVM
250 satisfied customers
my pygmy goat seemed sick wouldnt eat his regular food or
my pygmy goat seemed sick wouldn't eat his regular food or drink for about a week. He would lay down and bleet get up walk around and then lay down and bleet again, he is acting better will eat and dr… read more
CountryDoc
CountryDoc
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
326 satisfied customers
we have a 2 month old pygmy goat that all of a sudden started
we have a 2 month old pygmy goat that all of a sudden started to appear to be in pain and he urnates and while doing this he backs up and the lies down . crys out loader than a normal beller.… read more
Dr. Brian
Dr. Brian
Doctoral Degree
43 satisfied customers
I have 2 Nigerian Dwarf goats. One seems to be ok, but the
I have 2 Nigerian Dwarf goats. One seems to be ok, but the other has a bad order of dirreha. I am changing them slowly from goats milk to a very high grade of goat replacement. What can I do to help t… read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
Large and small animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
22,387 satisfied customers
goat: vulva..swollen..weather to breed her..never done this before.
I have a 7 year old Nigerian Dwarf goat that appears to be cycling. Her udders are engorged, her vulva is swollen and she is trying to get her brother who is a weather to breed her. She has never done… read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
Large and small animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
22,387 satisfied customers
my intact buck has been off his feed for about 2 days, he keeps
my intact buck has been off his feed for about 2 days, he keeps stretching, he is able to urinate and empty his bladder, orig thought was blockage or ruptured bladder my vet took some fluid from his a… read more
Dr. Hinson
Dr. Hinson
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,188 satisfied customers
Hi. A goat behavior question. I have a dwarf goat that gave
Hi. A goat behavior question. I have a dwarf goat that gave birth to twins 3 weeks ago. She has been a terrific mother. Today, she started bleating really loud and constant. We cannot figure out why. … read more
Dr. Gwen
Dr. Gwen
Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
358 satisfied customers
Hi I have a youg buck goat who I think has just been dx with
Hi I have a youg buck goat who I think has just been dx with stones. The Vet did not paint a very positive picture. I live 1 hr away from the farm and I am desparately trying to help my little goat. M… read more
Dr. Dave
Dr. Dave
Clinical Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
230 satisfied customers
I was sold 2 pregnant nigerian dwarf does. One was due 7/20/2009
I was sold 2 pregnant nigerian dwarf does. One was due 7/20/2009 and still no baby. The other goat was due 7/29/2009 and still no baby. I am starting to think I was ripped off and that these goats are… read more
CountryDoc
CountryDoc
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
326 satisfied customers
we have a 3 month old boer goat buck who has calculi buildup
we have a 3 month old boer goat buck who has calculi buildup and unable to urinate...he was attended by veterinarian on Wednesday evening and she clipped the "flipper" on end of penis and he did pass … read more
Dr. Todd
Dr. Todd
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
721 satisfied customers
I have an 11 mo. old nigerian dwarf goat doe. About 6 months
I have an 11 mo. old nigerian dwarf goat doe. About 6 months ago she started itching and a neighbor said she had lice I dusted her with co ral on two occasions as directed and it seemed to resolve the… read more
Dr. Todd
Dr. Todd
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
721 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x