vaccination lump? it opened...

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by minibarn, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. minibarn

    minibarn Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2010
    ontario canada
    i just found a small lump on my doe's neck just about where she got her vaccination shot 3 weeks ago. would it appear a little while after having the shot or would it have come immediately at the time of the shot? it's very small and sorta' soft and movable. :?
     
  2. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    Re: vaccination lump?

    That happens to me all the time when I take my goats to the vet!
     

  3. pelicanacresMN

    pelicanacresMN New Member

    Re: vaccination lump?

    Yes, totally normal--was it a CD/T vaccination?
     
  4. minibarn

    minibarn Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2010
    ontario canada
    Re: vaccination lump?

    yes, it was CD/T. we had a doeling with a hard, little lump immediately after giving the shot and it stayed for months. this lump is soft but about the same size as that one was. it must have come a little while after the shot. i'm really hoping that's what it is.
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Re: vaccination lump?

    Yep...they can fester up..... normal.... :wink:
     
  6. pelicanacresMN

    pelicanacresMN New Member

    Re: vaccination lump?

    Also, you can sometimes prevent the lump from appearing by rubbing the vaccination site for a few minutes after giving the vaccination.
     
  7. Desert Viking Ranch

    Desert Viking Ranch New Member

    54
    Jan 17, 2011
    Arizona
    Re: vaccination lump?

    Agreed. The first few times I gave CD/T shots my does had a small lump. After I started rubbing the spot right after giving the shot for about 30 seconds or so I have not seen a lump yet.
     
  8. minibarn

    minibarn Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2010
    ontario canada
    Re: vaccination lump?

    thankyou for the reassurance. my husband does the shots while i hold the goat and he usually rubs it a little after but maybe not enough this time. how long does it usually last?
     
  9. pelicanacresMN

    pelicanacresMN New Member

    Re: vaccination lump?

    Most of them seem to disappear within a month or two but I had one doe that took all summer before it finally disappered. I always try to vaccinate in the same area on each goat so you know if a lump appears in that area it's most likely from the shot. I've heard that a lot of people give shots in the armpit area so it's not noticable.
     
  10. rrooster76

    rrooster76 New Member

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    Jan 29, 2011
    East Central Minnesota
    Re: vaccination lump?

    anyone know if there is any way to get away from the lumps?? I give my injections in the arm pit and rub them for a few minutes even and still get them.. My does last year still had them 3-4 months later. At the fair, during the vet check they questioned me about CL??? Kind of nervous about vaccinating the kids for fear they'll get "questioned" as CL and sent home..

    Does anyone have any other tips or suggestions for administering them??
     
  11. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Re: vaccination lump?

    It is a reaction to the injection site... if you have rubbed it and it still comes up... there is really not much you can do about it.....and... if you are giving it in the armpit area...at least you know.....what it is.....the fair should know better...with it being there....it isn't very bright of them..... :p
     
  12. rrooster76

    rrooster76 New Member

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    Jan 29, 2011
    East Central Minnesota
    Re: vaccination lump?

    I did go online and ordered the Colorado serum. After reading some of the other forums I thought I'd try this.
     
  13. minibarn

    minibarn Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2010
    ontario canada
    Re: vaccination lump?

    this vaccination lump has opened. i just checked it last night and it looked like it had just opened yesterday or the day before. i read on fias co farms website it can come to a head and pop and it's not contagious. inside was a white paste that i sorta tried to clean out and it had no smell. does this still sound normal for it being from a CD&T vaccine a month ago?
     
  14. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Normal...I've had the lumps come to a head and break, wash it out well with gentle iodine to remove all the nasty stuff and it will scab over.
     
  15. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Liz is right...no worries.... :thumb:
     
  16. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Besides the colorado serum I have also started doing 1cc under each arm pit. I do it there so when they walk it will also help move the medication around.
     
  17. Sunny Daze

    Sunny Daze New Member

    307
    May 18, 2010
    Fairplay, MD
    I was told by some other breeders they give CDT IM so there is not a lump. Some bottles do say IM or SQ. I have not tried it yet but sounds like it might be worth trying.
     
  18. citylights

    citylights Member

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    Jul 3, 2009
    Southern California
    I give all my CDT IM -- it does avoid lumps, thank goodness!