Hi! I'm Melissa and I live in South Central Kentucky on twenty-five acres with my husband and son as well as two horses, a donkey, 8 dogs, 5 cats, four birds, 25 chickens, and 16 Nigerian Dwarf goats. I started the goat thing last June by buying a small herd of three does with seven babies with plans to breed them and sell the babies. I thought with all my animal raising experience, goats would be easy. :sigh: My first mistake was buying a buckling without having him checked out and he introduced CL to my herd. :tears: He developed an enormous abscess on his neck which was treated at my vet's hospital and I left him there for quarantine. Unfortunately, after a week there, I brought him home and the abscess came back and burst in their pen before I caught it. We decided to put him down, but knew we were basically stuck with CL in our herd at that point. I had one of the wethers abscess about two months after that and we put him down as well. :tears: In the meantime, all but one of the does was bred by the buckling, and no more abscesses have appeared since March. All six does had a total of eight beautiful babies and are all great mommas. :fireworks: Yesterday morning, I found one of the does with a lump on her neck. :sigh: Her baby is only about 4 weeks old (born 5/25) Because of the CL I do not plan on selling any of them, and will keep the herd as pets. I don't think I can handle any more culling :tears: so I'd like some advice on what to do at this point, realizing that it will probably be happening again and again. I'm thinking I should wait until the abscess ripens, put her in a horse stall to separate her, lance it and clean it, and wait a few days for it to heal. In the meantime, does the baby need to be bottle fed? Or should I leave her with momma? And, honest question here, does separating her knowing the CL is already in the environment really help matters any or should I just leave her with the herd? I'm sorry to go on so, and I hope it was coherent. And I would greatly appreciate any advice. Thank you.