As I understand it, sore mouth lives in the soil. Animals that have had it previously become immune once it has ran its course. It could be that the goats you currently have have never been exposed to it, hence the manifestation of symptoms. If memory serves, I think it takes a couple of weeks for it to run its course and be done. If you are thinking of vaccinating you need to be aware that, according to everything I've read, sore mouth is a live vaccine and it will cause the disease in any goat that has not had previous exposure.Ok, I have applied iodine this morning and will continue. Little guy still appears full of energy and vigor. He is eating browse and drinking. I did intense and up close inspections of the herd sire, his 13 mature does, and his 6 doelings ( kept in separate pasture ). Still no animals besides this 2 month old buckling have any signs. Hoping it is confined to him but I have chosen to not quarantine him. He is with the herd sire and the 13 does. He is on opposite side of the property from the 6 each 6 month old doelings. The reason they are separate is they all belong to our buck. Which is what makes this odd, the only additions to our herd in over 2 years are from within. The beginnings of our herd have occupied the same 18 acres for 15 years. Do you think another animal ie: deer, rabbit, chicken or any other wildlife indigenous to southeast Tennessee could have introduced this virus? Before we started the goat herd, no domestic animals had ever occupied the property.