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Sore mouth in a pregnant doe

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Hello everyone, I need some help.. I have never had orf in my herd before and about 4 days ago i noticed one of my open does had looked like a tick in the corner of her mouth. i caught her and saw it was a blister ( i live in wyoming and it pretty cold right now and have never had ticks). Gave her a dose of La200 and it is all but gone. She is in a pen with other goats this whole time. Well now one of my pregnant does has a blister in the corner of her mouth. What can i give her to help with secondary infection? and all the other does she is in with that are pregnant. Thank you. I am not sure were orf would of come from i have a closed herd and i have not been anywhere or no one has come to my place to infect my herd so where would this of come from as well.
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With ORF it usually gets more then just 1 blister in the corner of the mouth. Usually it’s all over the lips before it start healing. Any way you can get a picture?
But if it is ORF getting a secondary infection is not all that common. I wouldn’t give antibiotics for it as a prevention. You can put some gloves on (you can get it as well) and use a topical antibiotic. Something like neosporn, some have used today mastitis medicine, cut heal would be another good one. But something this is not going to dry it out and make it more tender. And you will want to watch and make sure everyone is eating well. The biggest issue is it hurts when they have it, so they tend not to eat as much as usual. You can get some alfalfa pellets, try soaking them but if they won’t eat them wet dry will work too.
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You can use Today mastitis treatment on sores. I wouldn't be giving single LA200 shots, just asking for resistance problems.
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You could also use diluted iodine if you can't get the Tomorrow. I would dilute to a medium strong tea look. It will helped dry the bumps up. ORF still runs its course but treatment can help speed it along. Boosting immunity can help as well by feeding fresh raw garlic, vit c and giving probiotics daily. Hopefully everyone will be clear before kids hit the ground.

Also when treating, as stated..wear gloves. And any scabs come off..use a paper towel to clean off or pick up and put in a zip lock baggie to keep it off the ground best you can.

Best wishes
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I agree with the others.
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