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Hey all!! I have a Nigerian whose leg I have been battling and losing for past month or so. His dew claw(not sure of proper name in goats) was raised up and the skin between the claw and Hoove on the posterior leg is boggy, thick crusted oozy. It hurts him to want on it. I have been cleaning it with soap or hibiclens, drying and trying topical antibiotic ointment, wonder dust and started injections of Liquamycin LA today. Any recommendations?!?
 

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Without seeing pics, but from description, it may be mites.

Have you tried treating for it, if not, I would initially remove all the scabs, scrape to new clean skin, then put Nustock on the area, every 3 days.

Use a Ivomectrin mite pour on or inject SQ Ivomec cattle injectable, 1 cc per 40 lbs.
 

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Poor guy, welcome to The Goat Spot.
Pictures are really important here. I know you need to make 5 posts so you can upload them though. So if you reply to these and do an introduction you'll be able to post a picture of his hoof area.
Nustock is a great suggestion by @toth boer goats. It sounds like it could be mites and that stuff works wonders with the topical ivermectin.
Good luck
 

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Poor guy, welcome to The Goat Spot.
Pictures are really important here. I know you need to make 5 posts so you can upload them though. So if you reply to these and do an introduction you'll be able to post a picture of his hoof area.
Nustock is a great suggestion by @toth boer goats. It sounds like it could be mites and that stuff works wonders with the topical ivermectin.
Good luck
Poor guy, welcome to The Goat Spot.
Pictures are really important here. I know you need to make 5 posts so you can upload them though. So if you reply to these and do an introduction you'll be able to post a picture of his hoof area.
Nustock is a great suggestion by @toth boer goats. It sounds like it could be mites and that stuff works wonders with the topical ivermectin.
Good luck
great I will get some and try- I will post a pic once I can. Thanks!
 

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Without seeing pics, but from description, it may be mites.

Have you tried treating for it, if not, I would initially remove all the scabs, scrape to new clean skin, then put Nustock on the area, every 3 days.

Use a Ivomectrin mite pour on or inject SQ Ivomec cattle injectable, 1 cc per 40 lbs.
I have not thought of mites probably because I didn't know about mites... thanks and I will get pics
 

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That does sound like it could be mites. My buck had a terrible case last winter. The injectable ivermectin plus NuStock worked wonders. The injectable ivermectin does sting though, so if you give it be ready for a dramatic response.

Hope you can get pics up so we have a better idea what’s going on.
 

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Thanks for all the advice-attached are photos-purple is just the blu-kote I have been applying. Let me know what y'all think!!! View attachment 188805 View attachment 188807 View attachment 188805 View attachment 188807
Those dews need some work done to them. also what do the actual hooves look like too? They are long and it looks like some hoof rot going on as well. Can you keep the goat is a stall with clean dry bedding until the cut is healed more? If not i would pad it with thick gauze and put vet wrap on it to keep it clean and dry. Changing as often as is needed... probably a few times a day at least.
 

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I agree the dewclaws need to be trimmed way down.

That is a typical spot/area of wound for mites.
Did you remove scabs?

I would try Nu-stock on it.

Doesn't appear to be hoof rot, unless the hooves smell awful and have pockets.
 

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Those dews need some work done to them. also what do the actual hooves look like too? They are long and it looks like some hoof rot going on as well. Can you keep the goat is a stall with clean dry bedding until the cut is healed more? If not i would pad it with thick gauze and put vet wrap on it to keep it clean and dry. Changing as often as is needed... probably a few times a day at least.
Thanks.i trimmed the dew claws way down -I didn't know I was supposed to trim those-I do their hooves but was unaware of dew claw trimming-will add that to my repertoire of goat knowledge.
 

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I agree the dewclaws need to be trimmed way down.

That is a typical spot/area of wound for mites.
Did you remove scabs?

I would try Nu-stock on it.

Doesn't appear to be hoof rot, unless the hooves smell awful and have pockets.
Hey thanks, I did remove some s about-I trimmed the dew claw almost all the off and shoulders get the nustock and ivermectin on Wednesday. I appreciate the advice.
 
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