How did you know it was CL?
Hmm. I don’t know his was more runny but still thick so I don’t know! I’ve thought about vaccinating my does but I’ve heard more people say it just causes more accesses. So I don’t know what to do. Thanks everyone for your replies!Its possible he got a spinter rubbing on a fence post or board.
CL pus is clumpy like cottage cheese. Sometimes can be a little watery stuff with the pus..sometimes some blood. Never a awful smell. Without testing you can't know for sure. So now will need to assume CL to be on the safe side. You could blood test him, but not always accurate.
So leaving the pen for a Cl pen? You mean then if a goat never goes inside that pen, then chances are he never will catch it from that pen? Wouldn’t the sides have to be wood instead of wire so if a new comer rubs the wire he might get cl? What is CL as far as a consistency? Does it only spread by movement of other animals or does it move on its own? Would you double fence the pen, like a wire pen with another fence around it say 2 feet from the interior fence. But my last question , if a pen is a CL pen, would it ever be safe to put another goat in it, even if you thought she/he might have CL. I had one put down that vet said was CL but it was never tested. I would like to know more from you guys on this.If it was indeed CL and he got it from his pen...then yea..another goat can get it as well. It's best to leave the pen for a CL clinic only. It takes (depending on where you read) 2 to 10 years for it to be safe. There is a discussion. On CL here that Is full of info.