I had posted on here a couple of times for a friend who was puzzled about why her goats were coughing and what the causes could be. We all of coarse thought it was the obvious, allergies, dust, mold, and lungworms. She cleaned all of the old bedding out of her barn, looked through all of her hay, treated her goats for lungworms 2 times and that didn't seem to be affective. It been since around the beginning of March that she's been battling this. My friend (Julie) called me last week crying because she finally discovered why her goats have been coughing and nothing has cured their coughs. 2 of her goats have CL lumps. She noticed that one goats had a lump on the back of one of her back legs last week but she thought it was a bee sting. Then another one of her goats has a lumps in each armpit. She's devastated :tears: The lady she got the goats from came highly recommended stating that they were always healthy. She was afraid to call the lady and ask if they'd ever been sick or had abscesses. I finally convinced her to call. The woman told Julie that her goats get the abscesses all of the time and she just cleans them out and the goats are fine. I know that CL isn't a death sentence but isn't there some sort of moral obligation to let someone know about a goats health especially when it can spread to someone else's heard? :angry: Okay I'm ranting now! My point in all of this is....I never would've thought that a cough would've turned out to be CL. I just feel terrible for her. She just got done selling 7 kids and now she's worried sick about if anything was passed to them. Another thing I don't understand was the lady said that your goats don't have to be tested for CL in order to be in the shows here in WA. I of coarse don't know if that's true because I don't show my goats.