Post by Rose's Goats on Nov 30, 2009 11:52:08 GMT -5
How old is this goat? I had a kid last year develop dry skin on his face and ears. Within a week he had lost the hair on his ears and the dry skin moved to all over his body. I tried betadine baths and louse powder but that didn't help. He eventually died and I never did figure out what was wrong. If this gets worse on your doe within a week or so, I would try to get it to a vet to run some tests. If it doesn't get any worse then I wouldn't worry about it.
I have a similar thing going on with my 5 month Nigerian Dwarf Wether. On my goat, I looks and feels more like warts, no scabs, no missing hair or dry skin around ears. Any Suggestions??
He is loosing hair, kinda like shedding. His hair is extremely soft so I think it is the primary hair that is shedding. He also has localized dandruff. The shedding is mostly on his hind quarters, back and rear legs, although there is a slight shedding on his front shoulders and back. He is fat, sassy and seems happy. His brother has no symptoms. We are feeding Timothy hay with some Goat chow to supplement (1/2 cup twice a day). They also have a mineral lick that is for goats and free choice baking soda.
Any suggestions and help here would be appriciated.
Post by Rose's Goats on Dec 1, 2009 10:56:27 GMT -5
Check for lice first. Push the hair back along his spine and see if you can see anything moving. Lice look like little cream colored bugs that move around. If he has lice then treat with a commercial louse dust. Be sure to treat all your goats at the same time because the bugs will jump off the treated goat and go to an untreated one. Also dust the bedding. Treat again in 10 days to kill anything that hatched.
If not lice then I would try a bath. My adult goats had dry skin this summer and a bath did wonders to make them look a lot better. I used horse shampoo and plenty of warm water.
Also be sure that all your goats are on loose minerals for goats. These will help immensely with skin problems.