Lump on neck? (Picture)

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Benoit, Feb 9, 2020.

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  1. Benoit

    Benoit Member

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    Jul 28, 2019
    UK
    Hi everyone,

    Does anyone know what this might be? I didn’t notice any swelling yesterday, but today I saw this lump just under his chin. He’s not coughing and seems ok otherwise.

    I’ve called the vet, but she’s not in. Hopefully she’ll ring me back soon.
     

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  2. Damfino

    Damfino Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Right behind you
    Looks like some kind of goiter. How old is the goat? It looks like a kid in the photo but it's hard to be sure. Is the lump hard or soft?

    If it's a soft lump on a suckling kid goat I would suspect it is a harmless milk goiter. I believe the long-eared breeds are more prone to them. These goiters go away when the kid is weaned.
     
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  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Is it soft or hard?

    Get a pic from a little distance, but yet close enough, so we can see it naturally.
     
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  4. ReNat

    ReNat Well-Known Member

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    Jan 20, 2019
    Rossia
  5. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    @Benoit - what became of the lump?
     
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  6. Benoit

    Benoit Member

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    Jul 28, 2019
    UK
    Hi, really sorry for late reply. I got my vet to come and she said it was an infection. It went away in a week with an injection.
     
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  7. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Glad she is better.

    Thanks for the update.