Prized goat with swollen jaw. Need Advice!

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Haley Cochran, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. Haley Cochran

    Haley Cochran New Member

    Jun 28, 2018
    El Dorado Springs, MO
    He is 7 month old Boar billy named Truffle. Today during feeding i noticed his chin is swollen I took pictures we don't have a vet close I will drive the forty minutes to the vet if need to just wanting some advice please and thank you

    The last picture is just a size reference he is the one on the right

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  2. Could he have gotten stung? I had a girl going crazy rubbing her face on everything. Couldn't figure out what was going on, the next day her jaw was swollen, went down 2 days later. Noticed there was a wasp nest near where she had been.

    The other thing could be bottle jaw which I believe is caused by anemia.
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  3. What color are his eyelids? They should be dark pink. Look up Famcha chart and compare.
  4. Goat_Scout

    Goat_Scout Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2017
    I can't help you with the lump (maybe @toth boer goats can?), but both kids pictured look pretty thin, especially for Boers.
    They are handsome boys BTW!
  5. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you Staff Member Supporting Member

    That's bottle jaw, the goat is anemic.
    He probably needs wormed and possibly a copper bolus.
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  6. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Yes that looks very much like bottle jaw (anemia). Check inner eyelid color ASAP. Would involve a vet if possible. Deworm!!! If eyelids are white may need some iron injections from a vet.
  7. lhorning

    lhorning Active Member

    Jun 26, 2017
    I agree with bottle jaw. B12 and iron daily with all the alfalfa they can eat. Worm asap. A vet would be advisable .
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California