dry skin?

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Nigerian dwarf goat, Oct 14, 2018.

  1. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Texas
    i have 2 does who what it appear to have dry skin. i feed oats so i thought it would prevent that... i gave them both a copper bolus this morning because they needed it, selenium gel last saturday,
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    and my buck has it on his um, well, you know...
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  2. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Texas

  3. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    US
    What else are you giving for minerals? Might want to have a vet check for mites.
     
  4. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Texas
    minerals are free choice purina wind and rain storm minerals and they get sea salt every now and then... do i need to do anything else?
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Good you gave selenium and copper, deficiency, it can be a cause.
    Possible zinc deficiency starting.

    If they don't like their minerals, they won't lick from them. Trying a different one may help.

    Adding a small amount of BOSS, Black Oil Sunflower Seeds to their grain, and a pinch of flax seed.

    Vitamin E,A,D, paste.

    If the weather permits, give a bath with a mild soap.

    If you cannot do a bath, brushing daily helps.
     
  6. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Texas
    no they go CRAZY over their minerals! theyll eat all of what i give them in on day which is about 1 1/4 cups. so i fill it up twice daily. They get free choice purina wind and rain minerals
     
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  7. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Texas
    how do i correct zinc deficiancy?
     
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Check the bag of minerals for zinc.

    Otherwise human zinc, but don't over do it. You do not want to overdose it, if you do.

    It might not be that at all, especially if they are getting it in the minerals, it should be good enough.
     
  9. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Texas
    i figured out what it was from. i made fly spray from dawn, eucalyptis , and water, and it must've givin them dry skin.
     
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  10. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California