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My doe Willow has licked the fur off a small area behind her shoulder. I think it was either a bug bite or a bruise. Probably bug bite, because it seems to be itching like crazy. The skin feels hard and looks bruised. There was a bit of pus also. I am treating it with betadine and blukote, except that she licks it all off.
There are sprays for dogs that stop them from licking, is there something for goats?
Her temperature was 103.3 this morning and 103.8 this evening. (It was a hot day.)
I am concerned about flies, which is why I use blukote, but it doesn’t stay on with her licking. I have SWAT, but I don’t think it is safe for licking?
Thanks for any advice.
 

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Try nustock. It smells and taste yucky..
Any other spots or symptoms..im always concerned about menigeal worm when itchy sores near the spinal area...normally starts at the tail end.
 

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Try nustock. It smells and taste yucky..
Any other spots or symptoms..im always concerned about menigeal worm when itchy sores near the spinal area...normally starts at the tail end.
Thank you. Is Nustock ok on weepy sores?
 

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Yes.as long as its not a deep wound.. clean and dry the wound first..then apply the nustock. I have a doe who had like a hot spot on her side. Weird looking. Nustock dried it up
 

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Yes.as long as its not a deep wound.. clean and dry the wound first..then apply the nustock. I have a doe who had like a hot spot on her side. Weird looking. Nustock dried it up
Thanks!
It was not weeping this morning, that was good. Hopefully that means the betadine cleared the infection (pus).
I will do as you suggested.
Her temp was 103.8 again this am, and it is not hot out yet. I will keep an eye on her temperature.
 

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Nustock is good stuff. Helps lots of skin issue. It did not seem to bother my girl and healed things up quick. She got two spots last year at the same area. Just looks like a hot spot. Wish I new what caused them.
 

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Nustock is good stuff. Helps lots of skin issue. It did not seem to bother my girl and healed things up quick. She got two spots last year at the same area. Just looks like a hot spot. Wish I new what caused them.
Thanks, that makes me feel better.
 

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Yes...can start with a slight criss cross step on back legs..progresses to over all weakness as the worm migrates up the spine.
 
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Any other spots or symptoms..im always concerned about menigeal worm when itchy sores near the spinal area...normally starts at the tail end.
I keep checking her over, no other sores.
She doesn't seem to lick the Nustock, so:
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Awesome
 

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So now she is licking the Nustock off. I have reapplied it twice aleeady.
She licks it raw.
Any other ideas of what to put on?
Her temp was normal this morning. 102.4 F
 

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Wow..shes a brave one. Does the sore look like a hot spot dogs get?
 
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might try tea tree...its effective and taste yucky. Dilute a drop or 2 in carrier oil..then apply several times a day.
 
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