OK, my goat's abscess turned out to be corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis. Now then, I've read in the goat books that she has to be quarantined (she is), and that her kids must be removed from her, and that the whole herd (gee, all 5 others) have likely been exposed, and that kids should be raised separately to develop a disease-free herd. All that's fine and good, but I'm still not clear what you do with the infected herd. Do I have to kill the animals? Do they just keep getting these abscesses? I can't seem to find info on the long-term prognosis for this problem. I'm assuming it would be completely unethical to try to sell off my animals, even if I was up front about the exposure. Please help! Teach me!! Thanks, Mary A.