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  • Joined Apr 2021
Swelling under chin
« on: April 08, 2022, 05:59:28 pm »

My little 18 month old boer had a tiny swelling under her chin this morning, throughout the day itís got worse, her sister has also started to get the swelling. Itís completely soft feels like fluid on both of them. Their up to date on worming, Iíve phoned my vet whose coming in the morning and asked about barber pole worms apparently we donít get them in the uk?

Any advice Iím quite worried would be much appreciated


  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Swelling under chin
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2022, 10:46:25 am »
I am surprised how quickly the swelling appeared? Check their membranes - if pale the you have either Haemonchus (which is barber pole worm, and VERY common in the UK) or fluke (also very common, esp if the grazing is wet and goats are out all year).

Both require urgent action - and remember that wormer doses for goats are different from sheep - depending on the wormer it is either double or 1.5 times the sheep dose.


  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Swelling under chin
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2022, 02:28:18 pm »
And not all wormers work on these parasites.
Just been looking up Haemonchus,  an infestation can take 250ml of blood a day!


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