Lump on cheek

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Benoit, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. Benoit

    Benoit Member

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    Jul 28, 2019
    UK
    Hi everyone. My goat has a lump on his cheek. He also had one last year, and it thankfully went away in a few weeks. My suspicion is bee sting or somehow cutting himself on brambles, but I’d like to see what you guys think too, and if you think I should be concerned.
    (Also yes, I know he needs a good wash. No idea how he managed to get dirt there )

    The lump is hard, by the way.
     

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  2. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki
    Have you felt to see if it cud stuck in there? A tooth abcess? But kinda not the right place for a tooth issues really.
     
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  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    It could be a tooth abscess, bit the cheek, overgrown tooth, a foreign object such as sticker or wood.

    As mentioned is it hard or soft?

    A sting isn't as uniformed round like that, it spreads out and would be soft.
     
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  4. Benoit

    Benoit Member

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    Jul 28, 2019
    UK
    right, thank you. It’s hard. It’ll be difficult to look inside his mouth, but I guess that’s what I should do.
    I’m wondering if I should wait, or if calling the vet would be the better thing.
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    You may want a vet to check it.
    If it is a tooth issue, it will get worse and the goat may stop eating.
     
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