Boils on goats?

Discussion in 'Goats' started by Bee_Rain, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. Bee_Rain

    Bee_Rain plays well with others

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    A friend of mine is giving me a milking goat this weekend. He said it has a boil on its side, but its not a serious condition and doesn't interfere with the milking or health of the goat. He also said he used to take care of the boils himself, but its just to nasty to bother with anymore.

    My question is, is this something that I should be concerned about?

    This will be my first time owning a goat, I want to make sure I'm making the right decision.

    Any advise will be much appreciated!

    Thanks!
     
  2. mpillow

    mpillow Well-Known Member Supporter

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    go to the cl sticky at top of goat page.....
     

  3. caroline00

    caroline00 Well-Known Member

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    I would pass on it.

    There are too many good goats available, come fall, probobly pretty cheap to risk possible CL in your ground and on your farm.
     
  4. good heavens don't do it. Run don't walk -- RUN away from this deal.
     
  5. Bee_Rain

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    I hate to pass up anything free :waa: but if y'all think its best...

    Thanks guys!
     
  6. Bee_Rain

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    I just thought of something...I also got 5 ducklings and 2 bunnies from this same person recently. I read through the links in the sticky thread about CL and didn't read anywhere if it said CL was contagious for other animals or just goats?

    This is breaking my heart! I was SOO looking forward to having fresh goat milk this weekend!

    Maybe its not CL? Just an abscess from a poke wound? Nah, wishful thinkin'. :no: