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Heavy rains and high humidity often bring about skin diseases in goats. Staphylococcal dermatitis can be a common skin problem for goats housed in wet areas. No vaccine or other medication exists specifically for staph's prevention in goats, and it can be frustratingly difficult to control and eliminate.
Staph usually occurs on does' udders and teats and on bucks' testicles, but it can occur over the back and other parts of the goat's body as well. Hair follicles get infected and raised pustules appear -- sometimes oozing white exudate (pus). Hair may fall out, leaving bare skin. It is not painful to the goat. However, in cold weather, it may be neccesary to "goat coat" the animal with a T-shirt or similar protective clothing to keep it warm.
The key to clearing up a staph infection is to keep the infected area clean and dry. Daily attention is required to achieve this goal. If the sores are oozing pus, protect your hands with disposal gloves and gently squeeze out the exudate using dry paper towels. Carefully contain and dispose of the pus-filled paper. Heavily-infected pustules can be filled with 7% iodine after clearing the pus. Using fresh dry paper towels and single-use gloves, cleanse the affected areas with Betadine Solution and dry thoroughly. Cleanse once more, this time with Nolvasan Teat Dip Solution and again dry thoroughly. Dust the affected areas with baby powder, talc, or cornstarch. A single injection of one cc of prednizone is helpful. If injectable prednizone is not available and prednizone tablets are on hand, grind up several tablets equalling one cc, mix them in water, and orally drench the goat.
Put the goat on a five-day regimen of systemic antibiotics to prevent infection from affecting the entire body. Penicillin, streptomycin, and oxytetracycline are acceptable choices. Do not cut short the five-day regimen whenever antibiotics are administered. There are several types of Staph, some of which are resistant to certain classes of antibiotics; if one of these doesn't work, try another. The only way to be certain that Staph is involved is to have a vet examine the goat, take a sample of the infection, and culture it.
Any time a goat is sick, the use of an immune-system booster is appropriate. BoSe (injectable selenium with vitamin E) is believed to be helpful in boosting immune systems, as is ID-1, an orally-administered product sold by Ron Keener (email@example.com
Move and house the goat in a dry, clean area, away from the pen or pasture in which it became infected. Clean and bleach infected materials, including feed dishes and the insides of sheds against which the goat may have had physical contact. Staph is contagious to other goats and to humans.
There are several possible alternative treatments that are under investigation by this writer. The topical applicable of Gentamycin Spray is being tested; so far results are inconclusive and not encouraging. A more promising treatment is the use of Delmont Lab's Staphage Lysate (SPL). Licensed for use in dogs and humans for staph infections of the skin, it is designed to boost the immune system and avoid extended use of antibiotics. Dosage is 1 cc per week for 10 weeks given sub-cutaneously (SQ). This writer is undertaking a test of SPL for skin staph and will report the results when completed.
Do not confuse Staph infections with Soremouth (contagious ecthyma) or other skin diseases. Staph is a skin disease most often found in areas of high rainfall and heavy humidity in conjunction with goats housed in close confinement.