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Hey friends any idea if this is orf or something else/similar?
These goats are at a friends and I’m trying to help her and I’ve never dealt with anything like it.
This boer doeling is about 1.5 weeks old and the dam has one teet with some good scabbing and rawness and the other teet/udder has mastitis. I advised treatment for her with 3 cc of penicillin daily 5x total. The owner said today was the dams second antibiotic shot and she will continue for 5 days. I also told her to either do a teet infusion which she hasn’t done neither have it and to rub the udder with triple antibiotic including the raw teet and try to milk and flush the chunky mastitis side out until it’s milk, currently came comes out like string cheese. Any advice is appreciated. My herd is all cae cl free so I take caution when going to help her with booties and washing changing cloths when I come home but I really never dealt with this minus the occasional mastitis which I usually cull if it occurs on freshening.

Pics of the doeling front lip and the mastitis’ udder milk on the ground which she is flushing 3x day started yesterday.

I am thinking sore mouth/orf and the sore mouth may have caused the raw spot on the good udder which she (doeling) is latching to constantly and allowing the rawness/sore to get worse and possibly aided the in the mastitis on the other udder/teet

Thanks in advance
 

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I went over tonight and the good udder looks to have similar small sores look like cold sores on humans.
surprised from my research that a little 1.5 week old goat already has it scabbing over. Must have been born with it.
Pretty sure she’s still on the dam I’ll have to ask the owner. That was me trying to get her to latch on today at her homestead and the kid just wasn’t sucking the red goat nipple. She drank a little via the side of her mouth but not like a typical bottle baby.
 

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Are you bottle feeding? or natural feeding?
Pretty sure she’s still on the dam I’ll have to ask the owner. That was me trying to get her to latch on today at her homestead and the kid just wasn’t sucking the red goat nipple. She drank a little via the side of her mouth but not like a typical bottle baby.
 

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Most folks don't know how to start a kid on a bottle.it is an art.
there is only one rule to remember
MAKE THE KID SWALLOW UP
to start a kid i sit down placing the kid straddling my left leg. with the kids head and both front feet hanging between my legs.
lower the head of the kid so it is lower than his stomach turn the kids head side ways so that any extra milk runs down on the floor.NOT IN TO THE LUNGS. now do you understand MAKE THE KID SWALLOW UP.
then stick your pointer finger in the kids mouth like it is a nipple and wiggle your finger to stimulate the kid to suck. while wiggling your finger squirt milk on your finger. watch for the kid to swallow. repeat. you do not have to worry about drowning the kid because milk flows down hill on to the floor. when the kid sucks quickly remove your finger and replace it with the bottle.
It may take a day or two but he will get the hang of it. Or not. i had one kid hat i had to feed him this way for three months. but that was only one kid out of a hundred.
 
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