Dealing with dry skin?

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by cdtrum, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. cdtrum

    cdtrum New Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    I noticed today that my 2 older boys have really dry flaky skin.....they are both shedding their undercoat.....they are wethers, I do not give grain in the summer except for BOSS. I took them out in the yard today and really had a good look and brushed them out.....not lice. They were wormed last week with Ivomec plus, we just got in new 2nd cut hay and have started them on it......they have sweetlix loose minerals.

    Any remedies or ideas?......I know about giving aloe vera juice which I will pick some up tomorrow, what about Vit E or olive oil......wheat germ oil :shrug: ?
    Thanks, Denise
     
  2. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    vit e is known for skin and hair health in humans. try it! cant hurt.
     

  3. cdtrum

    cdtrum New Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    But how much?
     
  4. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    i have the Kaeco selenium/ vit e paste (labeled for goats) its 2ml per newborn, 4ml per adult. and the container has 80ml. cost me $9.
     
  5. cdtrum

    cdtrum New Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    Thanks Katrina......I'll check it out!
     
  6. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    it can even be sunburn flaking -- we noticed this after shaving the goats that they were "pealing" with in a few days
     
  7. cdtrum

    cdtrum New Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    Stacey.......I haven't shaved them......I only sheared like a inch off Elwood last month because he has/had such a woolie coat but he still had a full coat at that point.....he is now thinning out quite a bit, loosing his hair......but that just started this week.
     
  8. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    dry skin isnt uncommon when they shed -- but it doesnt hurt to give them something for it
     
  9. cdtrum

    cdtrum New Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    Thanks Stacey......I wondered about that. I think I'll go get them some of the berry flavored aloe vera :) !
     
  10. We used the Cynergize on their coats when this happens and it clears it right up.
     
  11. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    Ground flax seed or flax seed oil is also really good for skin and coat.
    beth
     
  12. cdtrum

    cdtrum New Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    cynergize????
     
  13. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    we use it ...works great... :greengrin:
     
  14. cdtrum

    cdtrum New Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    Bought some berry flavored aloe vera juice today and the guys actually liked it! Hope it helps!
     
  15. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    The Aloe juice worked very well with my does flaky skin, Binky and Bailey are such a shiny black that they look blue, tried adding it to my boys water and they wouldn't touch it, so instead of having them thirsty in the hot weather they get plain water now, I think I will try to get the wheat germ oil to add with their grain rations and hope that it helps Hank.
     

  16. Yes, Synergize. Not sure where my brain was on the spelling... :oops:

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    You can find it at http://www.jefferslivestock.com :thumb:
    This gets poored down the back. A large got 4-5 cc small 2-3 kids 1-2.
     
  17. cdtrum

    cdtrum New Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    This helped with dry skin? Says for lice and flies :shrug: