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  1. Parasites
    Long story short, I bought a very fancy new doe from one of the top breeders in my state and she came with the gift of lice. Joy! I now have 7 does and 4 kids affected. Thankfully my boys on the other side of the garden are totally fine. I'm deathly allergic to chemicals and pesticides...
  2. Introductions
    Hi from New Zealand. I'm a new goat mum, my hubby went out hunting Sunday and brought back a feral kid for our 9year old. I'm not on how old she is but would guess at about a week? My issue is she's not interested in drinking. I'm forcing the teat (the red and yellow, same one we've used for...
  3. Health & Wellness
    Hi (again), I've discovered that my two 11wk old goats have sucking lice. They also have pretty bad FAMACHA scores (was improving after toltrazuril for cocci, now fading again), so I want to treat them with Ivomec injectable. The dose I plan to use is 1cc/40lbs, please correct me if that's...
  4. Goat Management
    My goats got lice again, just like every winter... I have 4 preggos, 2 past 90 days. I have cylence and ultra boss, both have worked for me, but which one is safe for preggos, and what is the dosage for goaties? thanks!!!
  5. Health & Wellness
    Hi! I'm new here but I was wondering if anyone could possibly help me out with this. My goats have had lice for a couple of years now, but it hasn't been as bad as it is now. I do realize I probably should have taken care of this earlier, but we just never got to it. We just had kids and the...
  6. Parasites
    So as a newer goat owner, I am finally having to battle lice.... Its disgusting, all 10 goats/kids have them! So I went to the store today and found some Python dust. Before I am to go ahead and treat, does anyone have any advice or tips on using it? I was planning to first dust each...
  7. Health & Wellness
    Help please, I need advice! @Mariarose,@toth boer goats,@ anyone My doe Sybil has lice. I noticed her itching the other day but didn't think much of it. This morning she was really chewing on herself so I took her outside for a better look and she has lice. She's probably 21/2 to 3 months...
  8. Health & Wellness
    ...To "dust" a goat. Looks like we have external parasites. So we cleaned out the stall really well and I dusted it with Python dust. However, how do I dust the goats? Does it go all over them? Or just down the back? Do I work it in to the skin? Is it a problem for milking later in the day?
  9. Introductions
    hi, I am kinda new to goats. I used to show when I was younger but didnt learn a ton about illnesses. I rescued 4 goats from a friend who knew nothing about them (she had them 2 years never trimmed feet, if this gives you an idea). I have had them about 3 months and have had to rehabilitate them...
  10. Health & Wellness
    I've read through some previous posts but am still confused and feel so badly about our goat kids, they are 6 weeks old. I posted before because when we got them, they had lice (I'm almost positive they were sucking lice, looked just like pics). So I was treating them weekly with Python...
  11. Parasites
    When I picked up our new wethers I got suckered into buying 2 kids, they were so cute. I had never held a kid before and she was squirming like crazy so I didn't think to look for lice, and all the goats looked healthy otherwise. The 2 kids are covered in them:( I don't see any on the mom...
  12. Health & Wellness
    I have a two month old baby boy and girl who are both losing hair down their topline. It isn't exactly bald spots. The hair is very short but still there. most of it is where they can't reach so its not from them biting it. I treated my entire herd with Cylence but the boy has continued to get...
  13. Beginners Goat Raising
    I am new to goats and have learned so much through this site. I hope you all can help me again. My goats are as healthy as they can be, maintaining weight, wormed, slick and fat. However, anytime I pet them for extended periods of time or hold the babies, I get little big bites all over me. It...
  14. Health & Wellness
    So I just got back in from the goat pen, and I was looking around on one of my year-old doelings, looking for fleas or whatever, when I noticed a tiny white-ish/tan-ish insect (which I initially thought was a bit of food or something...until it started moving). I didn't have time to check for...
  15. Health & Wellness
    I recently got 2 goats from a very nice lady. Both are babies (around 4-5 months) and are for my 4-h (though they are coming home after) recently Tobias my wether, has taken a turn for the worse. He hasn't gained any weight, if anything he has lost. we called the lady who told us he had pretty...
  16. Health & Wellness
    Hi! We have a new (our first) bottle baby Nigerian Dwarf born on 2/11/14. We got her last night. I have noticed she is very itchy. What are the signs of lice or fleas? How do I treat lice or fleas on such a young goat? If there is no sign of either what supplements would you recommend...
  17. Health & Wellness
    I have 25 goats, ages 2 months to 10 years, and suddenly a lot of them are showing signs of mites. I am also about to treat them for copper deficiency as that seems to be going on as well. A few of them have gross "oatmeal" flaky skin and many have thinning hair on the tips of their ears and...
  18. Health & Wellness
    Hi! My baby goats (2 weeks old tomorrow) have a bad case of lice. I decided to get the Ivomec pour on to treat everyone, but then I saw they have two different kinds: Ivomec pour on (Ivermectin as main ingredient), and Ivomec Eprinex. Which one is better to go with? Does it matter? I was...
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