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We got this nd doe in June .We noticed some spots on her rear thought it was stuck poop. It isn't .She had quads in July. The sores which is what they are come and go but mostly stay . The vet did three biopsies . He thought it was cancer . All tests came back negative . It is not orf either . He doesn't know what it is . He is still researching it . Talked to the man we got her from he doesn't know either and none of his other goats have it. Neither do any of our other goats . Has anyone got any ideas ? We haven't been drinking her milk and Im afraid to breed her , but I don't know what to do . Any help is appreciated .

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Might be staph...try washing it and keep Iodine solution onit to see if that dont dry them off...
 

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Vet says no to staph and and std . I think we are going to have to put her down since we can't find out what it is . :-(
 

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I would go ahead and treat with Iodine,chlorhexidine or Betadine ...give her a chance to heal...I have seen this many times here on Goats spot...these meathods cleared it up...certainly wont hurt to try ;)
 

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I had a thought about this. Rats will often come to a sore night after night and take blood out of it, never allowing it to heal up. Do you have rats in your barn?
 

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Even if it clears up I can't milk or breed her without knowing if it can be passed to the kids and I certainly can't have my grandkids drinking the milk . And no I don't have rats in the barn thank goodness !
 

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You could give her to someone. What she has look viral .. Once you get it healed up, there should be nothing to pass. If this is a concern skip a season breeding to see if it comes back. Seems a waste to destroy her without further cause. I do understand your fear.
 

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I also think putting her down with no attempt to treat sounds a little drastic.
 

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I know someone on here is good friends with a goat specialist vet that owns their own goats. Maybe if someone could chime in with who that is and pass your pics onto that vet, maybe she would have some insight into it.

My vet is an outstanding goat vet and owns goats himself, so Ill pass the photo on him as well.
 
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