Hard bump under skin after shots....

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Shykid Acres, May 10, 2008.

  1. Shykid Acres

    Shykid Acres Guest

    ...Will it go away on its own or should I be worried? I tried massaging. The other two kids who got their shots today did not have this. The shot was dose #2 of CD/T.

  2. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

    leave it alone it may or may not go away. You didn't get it thru all the layers of the skin on this one I think

  3. CarlinsDarlin

    CarlinsDarlin Guest

    Sometimes those knots stay a loooooong time. Ringo got his CD/T in December and he still has a knot. Spice has had hers since then (early spring) and she still has a knot too. I'm sure they go away eventually, but around here the knots stay a while. Doesn't seem to bother them, though.
  4. Shykid Acres

    Shykid Acres Guest

    Oh dear. I hope the shot works. :( Thanks Sondra and Kathy.
  5. I've had a few goats that had the lump for a while.
  6. goatkid

    goatkid New Member

    One of my yearlings still has a lump from last year. Info I have on this is that it's caused by the binder in the CDT vaccine. The shot still works if the goat has a lump. Some breeders give the C&D and tetanus shots seperately to avoid the lumps. I find it more economical to give the combo vaccine. Kathie
  7. Shykid Acres

    Shykid Acres Guest

    Kathie- I was hoping the shot was still effective. Nice to know it is and what causes the lump. Thank you.
  8. Anita Martin

    Anita Martin Senior Member

    Lots of my goats have knots, which don't seem to bother them, but I'd rather they didn't have them. Next time I'll try giving the shots seperately and see if that helps. I don't have all that many to vaccinate so it shouldn't be too expensive, plus I'm vain, and you can't put a price on that. :biggrin