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Old 06-23-2017, 09:37 AM   #21
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CL has always been curable, they cure it in humans in 6 weeks. Goats just don't get the same attention.
The abscesses are infected lymph nodes. The infection is isolated there. No fingers or under skin infection.


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Old 06-23-2017, 02:04 PM   #22
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I have used the formalin injection. Yes, it only takes care of that one abscess. If a goat does not have a severe infection it is possible that the disease can be isolated in only 1 or 2 abscesses.

CL does not have to be a death sentence, although I certainly understand people not wanting this in the herd ever, at all.

OP, there is a Mosby Ridge Rd very close to me. Are you in Metcalfe Co by any chance?


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CL has always been curable, they cure it in humans in 6 weeks. Goats just don't get the same attention.
The abscesses are infected lymph nodes. The infection is isolated there. No fingers or under skin infection.

See that's what I have never understood! FROM MY UNDERSTANDING (correct me if I'm wrong) there is a "cl" for humans cows and even horses but you can cure it. Well I'm not sure bout the pigeon fever with horses but I do know a man that had a horse that had it and it doesn't keep coming up, so why so different with goats? I figured it did have something to do with the whole $50 goat BS
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Old 06-23-2017, 04:13 PM   #24
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OP, there is a Mosby Ridge Rd very close to me. Are you in Metcalfe Co by any chance?

I am! Hey neighbor! Interesting that you've used the formalin with success. Maybe I should try it.

Regarding "fingered" abscesses, I actually think that's what happened with the original buck that got it. We drained a HUGE abscess on his neck and I left him at the vet for a week where they kept it open and cleaned it. But once I got him home, there was still part of the abscess that hadn't drained and that reopened it. No fault of the vet, just those things happen with these really big abscesses.
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I am! Hey neighbor! Interesting that you've used the formalin with success. Maybe I should try it.

Regarding "fingered" abscesses, I actually think that's what happened with the original buck that got it. We drained a HUGE abscess on his neck and I left him at the vet for a week where they kept it open and cleaned it. But once I got him home, there was still part of the abscess that hadn't drained and that reopened it. No fault of the vet, just those things happen with these really big abscesses.
CL abscesses have never been "fingered" to my knowledge. Did the vet send in the puss to test if it was actually CL?

I'm really close then, if you'd like us to get together to bounce stuff off of each other.

Who is your vet?
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It's funny you ask that about the abscess - we did have it tested and it came back positive. But my vet (I use Hartland Animal Hospital in Horse Cave) said it didn't look like a CL abscess to her so we were surprised when it came back positive.

But because I've seen it now in three of my goats, I'm pretty positive that's what I'm dealing with.

I would definitely like to meet you! Perhaps I should come to your farm though.
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Sure! Feel free to PM me. I'm dealing with a husband hospitalized in Louisville for heart surgery, so I'm more than a bit scattered at the moment.


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