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Old 02-25-2012, 02:31 PM   #1
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Default Cause of sores above and below hoof?

I'm posting some pictures of my goat's sores he has recently develop on all of his legs near his hoof. My other two goats do not have these sores and I'm wondering if someone might be able to tell me what's causing them? And what I should do about them? I have been cleaning them out with hydrogen peroxide and i'm going to start using a wound powder that I have used previously on my horse.

Also there's nothing in their pen that I can think of that would cause these sores. The ground is frozen with ice and snow in most parts but we have been having rain lately so there's mud in areas too.



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Old 02-25-2012, 04:14 PM   #2
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Ice and snow in pen? Is it possible he's breaking thru some of it and scraping? That's kinda what it looks like to me.



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Old 02-25-2012, 05:06 PM   #3
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I would not rule out mites. Do you have a good goat vet to go to? I would probably try to shave off the fiber and clean it good with chlorhexidine or betadine. I would clean it at least once a day.

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I think it is Lice...the goat may be itching it ...as to why... it is raw looking...treat for lice....

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it does look a lot like some sort of parasite

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Old 02-25-2012, 09:42 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone, I started thinking it might be lice and went and bought some dusting powder, so tomorrow I will treat them with the dusting powder. And clean out and put new bedding down. Do you guys recomend putting it on all three of my goats? None seem to be irritated like Cookie. Also I noticed cookie's legs have alot of dry dead/scabby parts and his belly seesm to be irritated the most..does this sound like lice?

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Also I used Kopper Kare which is a fungicide and antiseptic on his sores, what do you guys think of this product?

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Also I used Kopper Kare which is a fungicide and antiseptic on his sores, what do you guys think of this product?
I haven't used it but sounds like it might be ok. I would treat everyone in the pen with the dusting.
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:13 PM   #9
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I have had this in the past on a couple does and used Ivermec injectable and had great results......three doses 10 days apart

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I think it looks like mites not lice but the Ivermectin injected like apache suggested should take care of both.



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