Harvest Mites: “Harvest mites generally are found on the legs, heels and coronet region, sometimes penetrating between the toes. They will be seen as an orange cluster which needs a magnifying glass to identify. The cluster is actually thousands of mites which cling together. The areas tend to be greasy and flaky.
Treatment: Remove the goat from the pasture that it is on and treat chemically with benzene hexachloride or naturally with sulphur ointment. My personal preference is the latter because the sulphur will kill the parasites and the ointment softens and debrides the skin of the scurfiness which harvest mites create. Once recovered, try to turn the goat out onto fresh pasture and avoid the area you have been using fro six weeks.”