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Flies, gnats, whatever, are really itching the goats. Their bellies are getting a little raw from all the itching. I have a goldenseal salve for the raw spots and homemade fly spray, but I’m wondering if there’s anything you guys know of that I could use to help their raw spots from fly bites?
 

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I use it when we go camping. At night we like to go fishing at night on holiday.
I find it very effective and environmentally friendly for my animals. Its not as invasive as sprays and chemicals.
That is a great idea, do you use it on yourself too?
 

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I use it when we go camping. At night we like to go fishing at night on holiday.
I find it very effective and environmentally friendly for my animals. Its not as invasive as sprays and chemicals.
That is a great idea, do you use it on yourself too?
 

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Do you have Scarlex? We use it for any open wounds/fly bites as long as it isn't near they face/eyes. I hope the flies get better. They certainly are annoying!
No but I do have swat.

He just bites it so much I want something that's edible.
 

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No but I do have swat.

He just bites it so much I want something that's edible.
Scarlex is definitely not edible! :haha:
I just like it especially for chickens because it makes the wound a blue, black, or purple color so other chickens won't peck at the wounds. Thankfully, goats don't peck at red things but it seems like flies do!
 

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Maybe mites?

If you want, you can make a natural fly spray.
Happy bleats told me this was a good recipe. I got it from Fallon Taylors' YouTube channel. She uses it for her horses

1 c ACV
1 c Mineral oil
1/2 tsp bitter orange
1/2 tsp citronella
1/4 tsp clove ess oil
1/4 tsp eucalyptus
2 tbs dish soap
 

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Maybe mites?

If you want, you can make a natural fly spray.
Happy bleats told me this was a good recipe. I got it from Fallon Taylors' YouTube channel. She uses it for her horses

1 c ACV
1 c Mineral oil
1/2 tsp bitter orange
1/2 tsp citronella
1/4 tsp clove ess oil
1/4 tsp eucalyptus
2 tbs dish soap
It's not mites. There's no scabs or flakes it's just pink. Plus I have treated for mites with NuStock and ivermectin and it did nothing.
 

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Maybe mites?

If you want, you can make a natural fly spray.
Happy bleats told me this was a good recipe. I got it from Fallon Taylors' YouTube channel. She uses it for her horses

1 c ACV
1 c Mineral oil
1/2 tsp bitter orange
1/2 tsp citronella
1/4 tsp clove ess oil
1/4 tsp eucalyptus
2 tbs dish soap
It's not mites. There's no scabs or flakes it's just pink. Plus I have treated for mites with NuStock and ivermectin and it did nothing.
 

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That is a good recepe. I should try it some time.

Maybe mites?

If you want, you can make a natural fly spray.
Happy bleats told me this was a good recipe. I got it from Fallon Taylors' YouTube channel. She uses it for her horses

1 c ACV
1 c Mineral oil
1/2 tsp bitter orange
1/2 tsp citronella
1/4 tsp clove ess oil
1/4 tsp eucalyptus
2 tbs dish soap
 
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