Much to my dismay I found my little Lucy has goat lice and I only found this becasue of the massive amount of eggs laid on her little head.
I have talked to my boyfriends moms livestock vet and he gave me a shot of Ivomec for her and said it would work and that I need to come back and get another shot.
I am kind of skeptical I read that Ivomec wont work on goats and that I should dab it on her skin with a cotton ball rather than inject her. Basically all I see it has done for her is give her dry skin.
There are adults still hatching, not many but some and I am having a super hard time getting the eggs.
They have laid eggs under her eyes, by her horn buds, at the base of her ears...I use a lice comb but it doesnt do much, I try to pull them out with my hands gently but she doesnt like it.
I gave her a bath in Hartz Flea and Tick shampoo and it helped at first but hasnt done anything.
I want to get the eggs out of her coat they are gross and there are hundreds of them!!
I've researched online and have read Seven Garden Dust is good, PEtsmart carries a lice/flea dust, etc. I am close to just taking her to the local groomer and having her shaved to get rid of them all.
Any ideas I'd appreciate it. I am supposed to go back next week to get another shot of Ivomec to giver her so any input would be appreciated!
Here is a picture for reference. It's not great but all the white spots are eggs or what I think are eggs. If you move the hair by her horn buds they are just all over.