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  • Joined Jul 2019
Advice needed
« on: July 09, 2019, 01:02:06 pm »
My not so little lamb Gloria has these abscesses/spots/boils on her neck, any guidance as to how to treat her would be much appreciated 
« Last Edit: July 09, 2019, 01:04:31 pm by Nadine1986 »


  • Joined Oct 2012
  • Fettercairn, Aberdeenshire
Re: Advice needed
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2019, 04:40:06 pm »
That looks quite extensive.
I would be worried about possible CLA and call your vet.


  • Joined Feb 2017
  • Carmarthenshire
Re: Advice needed
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2019, 05:27:01 pm »
what are you using to treat them? It looks like iodine, which will dry out the skin burn it and make it a lot worse. Use a special antibiotic spray (foot rot spray) on them. I can't say what they are but have they got worse since you started treating them?


  • Joined Feb 2014
  • Wild West
Re: Advice needed
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2019, 06:06:45 pm »
Could be anything, little scratches on her flab rolls from shearing irritated by flies, cruels from thorns etc, CLA - fair enough. Personally I would try a jab and fly cream before the sampling vet route (which is perfectly good gold star good advice btw)


  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Advice needed
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2019, 10:47:46 pm »
My understanding of CLA is that the lesions are always associated with a lymph node?  In which case, this is unlikely to be CLA?
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