Strange lump on goat's side

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Is-Sue's Farm, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Is-Sue's Farm

    Is-Sue's Farm New Member

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    Hi! So I was petting my 5 week old Nigerian Dwarf buckling the other day and I noticed a lump under the skin on his right shoulder. He wouldn't hold still long enough for me to tell if it hurt or if he was just wondering why I wasn't petting him. The lump is about a centimeter across, but it seems like it may slowly be getting larger. I don't know what it is or if I should be concerned about it. Any thoughts or ideas are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Could it be injury or a sticker?

    Is it soft or hard, hot?
     
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  3. Is-Sue's Farm

    Is-Sue's Farm New Member

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    Not really hot, but yeah, I'd say it's hard. Also there are no wounds on or near it. It just feels like there is a marble under his skin.
     
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  4. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    US
    Has he had an injection there recently?
     
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  5. Is-Sue's Farm

    Is-Sue's Farm New Member

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    He had a shot higher up on his neck a few weeks ago, but not in that particular spot.
     
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Hmm, that is strange, no scabs nothing?
    Not sure what it could be.

    If it is growing I would take him to the vet and have them look at it. Of course, if it isn't softened it can't be taped into because it isn't ready, unless it it a cyst or something of that nature, which they would take a different kind of sample.
     
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  7. Is-Sue's Farm

    Is-Sue's Farm New Member

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    We were going to take them (our goats I mean) to the vet on the 25th anyways, so hopefully nothing happens in a week
     
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  8. Is-Sue's Farm

    Is-Sue's Farm New Member

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    Is there a possibility it could be CL? I could just be assuming the worst...
     
  9. groovyoldlady

    groovyoldlady Goat Crazy!

    Jul 21, 2011
    Central Maine
    I have not heard of CL abscesses showing up on a kid that young.
     
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  10. Is-Sue's Farm

    Is-Sue's Farm New Member

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    Okay, whew!
     
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  11. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    No, me either. Not likely to be CL.
     
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  12. Is-Sue's Farm

    Is-Sue's Farm New Member

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    Here is a picture of my handsome boy, I pointed out where the lump is, I don't know if that helps or not. And I have another question. So he was debuded and as you can see in the picture his scabs came off, I think he was itching it, should I put blue coat or corn starch on it? It's not dripping with blood, but it still seems vulnerable
     

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  13. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    US
    Looks like the scabs came off a bit early. Yeah, I would put something on them.
     
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  14. TDG-Farms

    TDG-Farms Dave (TDG Farms) S.E. Washington State

    Jul 12, 2013
    That is a typical injection sight location. Did you buy him from someone or had him all his life? I ask cause a previous owner could of done say a CD/T vaccination there.
     
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  15. Is-Sue's Farm

    Is-Sue's Farm New Member

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    The previous owner didn't give them any shots. I don't think he had a shot there and even so they had their shots 3 1/2 weeks ago, and there was no lump a few days before I initially posted this thread. I will ask the vet about it on Tuesday.
     
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  16. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Good advice by everyone.

    Yeah, it is best to have a vet check it out.
    Let us know what they say.
     
  17. Is-Sue's Farm

    Is-Sue's Farm New Member

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    Jul 10, 2017
    Alright, thanks everyone for all of your input. We brought Dusk to the vet and she said that it was an abscess that could have been caused by a shot or a wound. As I said I don't believe that that is the location where he got his CD/T shot, I think it was higher on his neck. So I think it was some injury we failed to notice. So the vet cut it open and drained it out, now he is on antibiotics for the next few days as it drains. But he should be alright.
     
  18. TDG-Farms

    TDG-Farms Dave (TDG Farms) S.E. Washington State

    Jul 12, 2013
    Did the abscess stink? CL abscess do not smell while infection abscess will. Now, I dont know if injection sight abscess would smell either. Wouldnt think so as they are not infection based.
     
  19. Is-Sue's Farm

    Is-Sue's Farm New Member

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    Yes it did stink and the vet said that it did not look like CL so I shouldn't worry about that
     
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  20. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Stinking most likely is not. I wouldn't worry.