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My boys have a goat that developed an abscess on her face. My first thought was CL even though we have never had it and haven't brought any new goats in in a long time. It went from nothing to the size of a golf ball in a day or so. I felt on it and it was full of liquid. I stuck a needle in it and it was the most stinky yellowish-white puss I have ever smelled. It smelled like a rotting animal. The next day it started leaking some and had a couple opening in it. I flushed it out with peroxide and started her on Pen-G. After 5 days of Pen-G it is not leaking and it appears to be hard. It doesn't seem to bother her at all either.

My thoughts is that it was a tooth infection, saliva gland infection, or a foreign body. We have a ton of those spear seeds in her field.

What should my next step be? I was thinking about taking her to the vet because that is always a good choice. Should I wait a little longer? Give more meds?
 
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