Small lump under kid’s chin

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by MissMiniNubian, Feb 23, 2021 at 3:59 PM.

  1. MissMiniNubian

    MissMiniNubian Active Member

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    Jan 20, 2021
    Orange, California
    One of my kids has a small lump under her chin at the top of her throat. Should I be worried?? She isn’t even a day old yet. (She was born yesterday evening )
     
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  2. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    Do you mean in her throat area? Does she eat ok? The first thing that comes to mind may be a small goiter- which is an iodine deficiency- but if you feed kelp or anything like that, that would be doubtful.. You could paint her under tail area with iodine (On the skin under the tail its self, not the genital area). If it absorbs in, keep painting daily until it doesn't absorb.

    Can you take a photo of the lump? Another possibility is hormones- the lymph nodes and everything may have birth hormones that will subside in a few days. As long as she is eating, gaining weight, active and pooping and peeing, she is probably fine.
     
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  3. MissMiniNubian

    MissMiniNubian Active Member

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    Jan 20, 2021
    Orange, California
    Yes, she acting perfectly normal: eating well, pooping, peeing, active...
    I do feed her mom kelp everyday so I’m sure she is getting iodine through the milk.
     
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  4. NigerianNewbie

    NigerianNewbie Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2018
    Central NC
    This could be a milk goiter, is the doe a heavy producer? Could you post a picture of the little darling so we can see what you are describing?
     
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  5. MissMiniNubian

    MissMiniNubian Active Member

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    Jan 20, 2021
    Orange, California
    This is only Venus’s, the mama, second time kidding and she wasn’t a heavy producer in her first kidding but she is producing a lot now. I will post a picture when I get a chance.
     
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  6. MissMiniNubian

    MissMiniNubian Active Member

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    Jan 20, 2021
    Orange, California
    It’s hard to see but can feel it.
     
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  7. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  8. MissMiniNubian

    MissMiniNubian Active Member

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    Jan 20, 2021
    Orange, California
    I just read that it’s a good thing. Thank goodness!
    Thanks for your help guys!
     
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