I just very recently became part owner of 6 wonderful knuckleheads, all of whom had been living in pretty gnarly conditions,(think- mud bog/slaughter house/Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and you have the conditions. The Swiss/Toggenberg milker that I have is at least 20 lbs under weight, and everyone else is kinda scrawny. I did get a couple muttly looking wethers, and a nanny that I named "Spazz" because that is what she does, probaby because she was exposed to the constant slaughter by throats getting cut of critters all around her! I would at least do it out behind a barn, away from everyone!! ANYWAY, Spazz and one of the wethers have growths on their necks where their dangly thingys are. The growths are getting bigger, and I was going to try and rope the wether and using a syringe and a large needle, drain it like an abscess, but if its something really bad, then perhaps he should go to the great bar- b-cue in the sky? I had even debated with my partner, removing the growth all together, but the previous owner assured us that he had been told by a vet that it just needed to be drained from time to time, though that doesnt sound like any vet in Flagstaff I have ever met. The vets up here usually go for major surgery, drug therapies, and extensive treatments that rack up the bucks, even on future food, so I am doubting that they saw a vet. I need to know, what would you long time goaters do, what kind of goat is Spazz, and what do you call those dangly thingys?