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I know fire ants have made it to Erath Co. since my Grandmother lives outside Dublin. Is it possible that they or something like them may have stung the baby. These will often leave little pustules like whiteheads.

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Can you provide a picture?

Although the kits are usually a few days older when this is seen,
it is possible the bumps are a result of a staph infection. I would
also check the doe for infected mammary glands as a precaution.
 

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dlwelch said:
Can you provide a picture?

Although the kits are usually a few days older when this is seen,
it is possible the bumps are a result of a staph infection. I would
also check the doe for infected mammary glands as a precaution.
Good thing you asked me to get a pic cause the baby in question fell out of the nest box and was all skinny and kinda cool. It's still very strong but missed a meal I suppose. I stuck it back in (after taking a pic of it) and put it on the bottom of the "pile" to keep warm. As soon as I did so the mom jumped into the box. Here is a pic of the little one with "white spots". Oh the spots seem to be under the skin but you can feel the bumps.

http://www2.snapfish.com/slideshow/...ID=3720386033/a=22215618_22215618/t_=22215618
 

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The photo helped but I think it is very difficult to diagnose every
problem. I think it is highly possible that the kit had
a bacterial infection which manifested itself via the bumps.
From my experience, the offending bacteria could be staph or
pasteurella.
 
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