feederseaters· Senior Member
If this were a fungal infection, you could see the spore shoots under a microscope if you did a skin scraping or took a hair sample. But because it is not too severe, I would go right to treating it with a Clorox/Water solution 1:10 ratio. Its cheaper than the ointments and I find it is MUCH more effective. Just be careful not to get it in the goats eye and don't let him eat any of the solution. If you don't see an improvement in 4 days I would discontinue the treatment and consider alternatives....Mineral deficiences are usually more generalized so unlikely but worth checking out. Did he get frost bite by any chance?