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  1. Parasites
    Update: found the answer. Up to 40 days. Eek. So, going natural. One of my pretty girls has mites, thanks to bringing a new doe home so I've started treating with agri-mectin injectable. I ended up separating everyone out in our 2 goat houses and haven't injected the few that are due within in...
  2. Health & Wellness
    Everyone here has always been so amazing and I'm hoping someone can help me this time too. I just bought a new doe and she came with mites. This is the third time this has happened to me with lice or mites and I've always successfully treated naturally but it's just way too much work this time...
  3. Parasites
    Hey everyone, I recently picked up a couple new goats, and unfortunately it seems that they have come with mites (or some how picked them up here - although my other goats don't have them, and we are keeping the new goats quarantined until we figure this out). Originally I thought it was some...
  4. Health & Wellness
    Hello! I've never posted on here, but done a lot of reading and have gotten some good advice from many of you. I'm hope-hope-hoping someone can help me with a problem I've got with my goatees! Over the winter I acquired a pregnant alpine doe. She kidded in February, everything went well...
  5. Health & Wellness
    So just today I noticed my 12 week old wether has some bald patches on his legs. Some parts look completely bald, some parts look like the hair is just thinning. Any thoughts? Both my goats itch a bunch which could be part of the reason. My dad thought of dusting them with diatematious earth to...
  6. Health & Wellness
    Hi everyone. So I’ve already had the vet to him and she gave me injections and also a spray, which I’ve been spraying on the infected area daily, but she couldn’t tell me what it was, though she suspected an infection or dermatitis. Has anyone seen anything like this before? I honestly don’t...
  7. Goat Management
    I have a 2 yr old wether that I discovered crusty scabby legs on in March. I treated with Boss pour-on and then painted his legs with some sulphur dip from the vet. Smelled a bit like eggs.. Seemed to work and in a week or so he was happy again, lost the hair on his back legs but other than that...
  8. Health & Wellness
    One of my does is scabbing and losing fur around her ankles and hooves... I've read about administering Ivermectin, but I believe she is pregnant, and I don't want to risk her losing her kids if she is. She is likely to be due here in April. (Not 100% sure because I didn't see her come into...
  9. Health & Wellness
    Does anyone have experience using BiMectin? I had a vet diagnose mites in my goats. Recommended treatment is sub-q dose of Ivermectin. I had one goat that had a bad reaction to it. I understand she could have been being dramatic because it stings/burns when injected. However someone recommended...
  10. Health & Wellness
    hello! So we just brought a new buck home. We have him quarantined but we JUST finished the three week treatment on our entire herd for mites and it got me thinking - how long would it take (if he had mites from his previous owners place or even newly picked them up from our place) for them to...
  11. Health & Wellness
    My 3 yr old ND doe seems to be losing hair on her rump. When I look at it i see lots of dandruff and dry skin. She is eating hay but is off her feed which is normal for her at this time since it is her heat cycle. But she is shivering a lot because of the hair loss and i'm noticing it thin out...
  12. Introductions
    Hey there! I’m fairly new to goats and so far have been lucky with no issues with my triplets(alpine/toggenburgs now almost a year!) We added a Nigerian Pygmy about 2 months ago and she gets picked on badly by the 3 bigger guys. Is there no way to get them to ‘accept her’? She also has a skin...
  13. Health & Wellness
    We have a little white doe goat about 5 1/2 months old. This is what her legs look like What do you think it is?
  14. Health & Wellness
    I have two does in my herd that are a little under the weather. I have a vet appointment next week, but I would like to try and treat it myself before then. One of my lamancha does has goo coming out of her ear. I just noticed it yesterday. I gave her injectable ivermectin and but warm vet Rex...
  15. 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?
  16. Health & Wellness
    So backstory on the mite issue, I bought a 4 mo. old boer wether for 4-h, and a week later he developed these wounds by is hooves. Originally thinking it was foot rot, we gave him an antibiotic and this spray for foot rot. Later realizing it was mites after the wound spread to the leg, we gave...
  17. Health & Wellness
    So we have a boer wether that has mites. He is a meat goat for the fair so he will be auctioned. What is the withdrawal time for meat goats? We used injectable ivermectin.
  18. Health & Wellness
    Just gave my 4 mo. old boer wether a shot of ivermectin for mites. He was very itchy and his legs were most affected from the mites. His legs have barely any hair below the knee. He keeps itching it with his mouth and opening up the scabs. When will the itching subside? Ive put Blu-kote on the...
  19. Health & Wellness
    My boer goat has some mite issues. What happened was, he started itching around his legs and they began to scab and lose hair. I thought it was hoof rot and treated with LA200 injected. Now realizing its mites, because he is itching in other places other than his hoof, i need to give him...
  20. Health & Wellness
    A few days ago, our 4 mo. old boer goat developed these sore looking things above his hoof, there are also red raw spots on his legs. I have gotten multiple opinions. One person said mites and a vet said it might be Dermatophilus. I don’t think it’s dermatophilus because our other goats haven’t...
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