CLA? Abcess on goats jaw help

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by jakenmichelle, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. jakenmichelle

    jakenmichelle New Member

    Sep 12, 2016
    I have a small herd of Nigerian Dwarf goats all 3-4 years old, bought from the same breeder that was CLA negative, my goats have been vaccinated.
    Today I noticed a squishy lump/cyst on one of my wethers jaw, on one side. It had a scab on it and it was leaking a bit at the scab, it was a liquid white color mixed with odor to it, he's eating and drinking and acting normal.
    What could this be- I'm worried now!
  2. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    could be a splinter festering...can you post a picture?

  3. lottsagoats1

    lottsagoats1 Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Middle Maine
    Is it over a salivary gland? Sometimes those get impacted and look like an abscess. They are squishy and have a clearish/whitish fluid in them.
  4. jakenmichelle

    jakenmichelle New Member

    Sep 12, 2016
    I'll try to get a pic loaded , it's right on his bottom jaw, and he's been salivating a lot, but eating/drinking good.
    White liquid with blood came out where it had scabed over. He seems fine. No odor from it and no odor in his mouth but he won't let me look inside his mouth to see
  5. jakenmichelle

    jakenmichelle New Member

    Sep 12, 2016
    Here is a photo- best I could do until I have help

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  6. jakenmichelle

    jakenmichelle New Member

    Sep 12, 2016
    Photo posted - thanks everyone
  7. sophie2016

    sophie2016 New Member

    Apr 3, 2016
    Not sure. Good luck. True with the saliva gland point though.
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    It is hard to really see. But it may or may not be. It might be a salivary gland, if so, do not lance it.
    It will be clear liquid.

    You may have a vet look at it and tap it with a needle to see what it is. Especially if it is soft. It must be a very sterile environment to do this or you can introduce bad bacteria if it is salivary.