Bottle jaw, swollen vulva and so much more!

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Noisy Bottle Babies, Aug 11, 2020.

  1. Noisy Bottle Babies

    Noisy Bottle Babies Well-Known Member

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    Oct 7, 2019
    Galesville,WI
    These past few weeks have been terrible first we had a doeling go down on us and she had a really bad case of bottle jaw treated her and it keeps coming back 2nd another one of our doelings has a swollen and infected vulva it looks like and she also has bottle jaw! But what's even worse than any of that is that 2 more goats came up with CL on the farm ones going to market the other we're going to lance because she has some pretty important babies in her and she's only a month away so many things that are happening:bonk:
     
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  2. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    My goodness..im sorry to hear of your troubles. Bottle jaw is a reaction to anemia. It can take time to recover from. Need to address the anemia to cure the bottle jaw. For the other doe
    Wash her vulva with a dilution of warm vinegar and warm water..need to clean it well enough to see whats going on and get a better picture so we can see.
    Get her temp as well.
     
  3. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki
    The pics... pull up her tail and take the pic. She could simply have flystrike back there. She needs coppe.

    Did you pull blood for results or test pus? If blood... the preg doe may not have it. Pregnancy can cause very wonky results in bloodwork. The other may not either if there is a lot of stress happening. What are the titres on blood if that is what you got results from?

    Please put the one going to market in your freezer! Or keep it isolated and sell cheap with full disclosure. By taking that animal to the market all you are doing is possibly infecting other animals. Yes people do it all the time but that does not make it right.

    The doe that is preg.. are you pulling kids and bottlei g them and getting rid of her asap? Or letting her stay and nurse the kids? If she stays she is a hazard to the rest of your herd and needs be isolated.

    As for your land... are you planning to remove the goats from where they are now? Cl can live on the land for a long time.
     
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  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Get a vet to look at her.
     
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  5. Noisy Bottle Babies

    Noisy Bottle Babies Well-Known Member

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    Oct 7, 2019
    Galesville,WI
    Yes we have been giving anti biotics to the doeling with the swollen vulva and washing it regularly to keep flies away and knats I just feel so bad for her when giving her a shot tonight will try to get a better picture of it, working on getting whole herd copper bolus but they have access to loose mineral with high amounts of copper, we plan to let her nurse kids before leaving and once we somehow get rid of the other girl either going to the freezer or elsewhere she's going to immediate isolation, we have had no postules burst on the pastures they are in so we are thinking they came with CL very noticeable bumps and we have dealt with CL in the past the reason we sold half of our herd, even the preggo girl had her CL vaccine but that only works most of the time. Going to get a temp on little girl and clean her up to see what's fully going on back there.

    At this point right now non of the vets around us deal with goats or know much about them they have only done fecal and dehorning for us in the past and recently fecals
     
  6. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki

    Try contacting the state vet school if it is close to you.

    So both of these goats had the cl vaccine? That will make them test positive.....
     
  7. Noisy Bottle Babies

    Noisy Bottle Babies Well-Known Member

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    Oct 7, 2019
    Galesville,WI
    Yes this year we started doing CL vaccines but we bought one doe that was bred to an amazing buck and she had the vaccine when we got her along with 6 other does that either had a kid with them or are bred to the same amazing buck, but now she came back with a lump right under her jaw its pretty firm but not rock hard and about the size of a quarter while the other girl was a rescue case we got this year I hope we can give her to someone that can love her until her life ends but she also has a lump in her neck and her side by the back legs and by this point we know that both of those places are where CL shows up

    I believe ours is 2 hours away but we'll check in with them because they raise goats and all types of animals there