Examine the Neck

The thymus gland is visibly apparent as a soft discrete swelling in the upper neck of young goats, especially Nubians, and should not be confused for a goiter or abscess.  Wattle cysts appear as a round, fluctuent swelling located at the base of the wattle in goats.  They are benign and are typically removed.  Large, firm swellings in the upper neck area are commonly found in both sheep and goats and are typically abscessed retropharyngeal lymph nodes.

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New Bolton Center Field Service Department
Students:  Keith Javic - Class of 2003, C. Nikki Conroy - Class of 2003