Hard Lump on Doe's Side

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by MellonFriend, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    I noticed yesterday that Bella my one and a half year old doe has a hard lump the size of a grape over the left side of her ribcage. She is feeling fine, acting completely normal. It is very hard and immovable. She has not had a vaccination since I got her last April. I did some research and found a few threads on here from people with similar issues. I figure CL isn't a concern because it isn't anywhere near her neck or a lymph node. Bone calcification was a hypothesis, broken rib was another idea. I am not financially inclined to get a vet involved as it is causing her no discomfort. I figure I'll just keep an eye on it. I am just looking to see if anyone has any personal experience or ideas?

    It's right where I'm touching her. (And of course she's licking me)
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    Last edited: Aug 5, 2020
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Did you vaccinate her there?
     
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  3. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Since it doesn't bother her,, not in a typical CL locations..I would just keep watch. She may have bumped it real hard..caused a lump..maybe a sticker ready to fester? So many things Goats can do to make us scratch put head lol. Let us know if there are any changes.

    I love how she kisses you
     
  4. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    She has not had any injections since I got her early last year.

    Thanks for confirming my opinion. I figure as long as it's not causing her any pain and nobody else has any similar bumps it's nothing to fret about. I will definitely keep you updated.

    Oh yes I'd love it too if she ever stopped giving kisses. :rolleyes: It's really her saying, "You are not petting me anywhere near enough right now.":lolgoat:
     
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  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  6. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    Good news. The lump appears to be going away!(dance) It is now about the size of a pea, so it's good to know that mysterious lump stories can have a happy ending. :happygoat:
     
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  7. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California