In 2006 when we started with goats, knowing nothing I took some home that were carrying the sore mouth problem. My buck had huge scabs covering his mouth and nose, he was a mess. After consulting the vet she had recommended two options, 1 shoot him and 2 treat him and disinfect the barn and yard as well as quarantine him. We went for option number 2. We have not had another outbreak since then. Even with all the new goats and kids brought to the barn, nothing! Last night I noticed 1 small bump on each of my month old babies! I just got them in the beginning of January. (I got mom, 2 doelings and a buck). They are housed in the pen that the buck was living in, but it is brand new (I highly doubt the disease was floating around in there). I did an exam on everyone when they arrived and did not see any sores on anyone at the time. (having this disease in the past, I try to be very cautious and noticeable of it now). I rechecked everyone last night and I have 1 bump on the nose of the buck, nothing on mom (need to check her udders today) and 1 on each of the kids. This kids is under their nose, so i was hoping that maybe it was runoff from there that has stuck (but me always fearing the worst is thinking its just orf) I have another buck in that pen and he is clean. If they brought it onto the farm with them, where has it been hiding for 30 days? Even if mom was in day one of it, I think it would have shown it self way sooner then now, especially on the babies mouth! well that is my crazy rambling, what do you think? I can get some pictures this morning if that would help. I may be kissing the ground that all these new goats went into the buck pen instead of closer to the girls! I had an odd feeling about the guys these goats came from. They said they were new into goats, which I would say is true, they had ages all mixed up, could not tell the gender of the babies etc.