I have read the articles on CL because I was very scared to see a very soft lump about the size of 1/2 a golf ball under my 2-3 yr old Alpine's belly today for the first time. I bought her in April so she is new to our herd, and I bought her from a lady who had her as a pet but had orginally got her at auction ( yeah, I know, auctions can mean trouble). Based on what I read, CL lumps can be internal or external, but they sound like they are usually around lymph node areas. This lump is directly on her underside in front of her udder almost exactly where she would have been attached to her umblical cord as a baby. This warrants to a trip to the vet but I am concerned about the reliabilty of the CL test, and in the meantime, any thoughts? The other complication is that I have her year old doeling, and I am dreading finding out that both are infected. What a bummer 4th of July!