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I saw this on another thread about mites and after examining my goats, I'm worried that have some kind of bug.


What does this look like? I posted this on another thread but it wasn't getting any traction. Are mites threatening to their health? Can humans get them? Are they hard to get rid of? I'm very scared.
 

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It looks like he has mites. Here's a site that might help:https://medium.com/will-you-be-happ...y-treat-goats-for-lice-and-mites-527d0af6beed
External parasites are threatening to their health so the faster you treat it the better. Especially if you have multiple goats. Good luck!;)
Oh no! Are there any more symptoms of mites to verify? They don't itch a lot, but they are always rubbing the tops of their heads on things (I thought this was to rub their smell). I thought maybe dandruff? I'm just am looking for ways it could not be mites. Do you have any suggestions for products to treat?
 

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I think the rubbing the head thing is normal because my buck does that too and he doesn’t have anything. I’ve never actually had to deal with mites before so I’ll just do more research to help you the best I can. By the way, you have beautiful bucks! Are they twins?
 

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I think the rubbing the head thing is normal because my buck does that too and he doesn't have anything. I've never actually had to deal with mites before so I'll just do more research to help you the best I can. By the way, you have beautiful bucks! Are they twins?
Thank you so much! I'm very stressed right now. This is my first year raising goats and there's usually something a matter!
Thank you! I think they are, I know they are brothers. I don't know much about their histories and parents, this is their third home.
 

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My first choice is to use more natural methods if can, but if it's serious I guess you would have to use chemicals.
I would prefer to use natural methods as well, however, I would choose chemicals if they were more effective.
I'm guessing it is not serious yet...just because of the lack of balding and itchiness they show.
 

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I think the first thing I would try is to bathe them and let the shampoo sit a bit. Maybe even try puppy shampoos specifically for lice/ticks and see how that works. Unless it's cold where you live...
The thing about shampooing them is that you have to completely drench them and they hate water so I was trying to avoid that. If that's what I have to do though, I guess that's what I have to do.
 

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Everyone on the thread I made seemed to think that the nose spots are a fungus. We are putting Nu-Stock on the spots.

If you want to treat for mites and lice then I would say to treat with either:

Cylence pour on, 8 cc per 100 lbs
https://www.jefferspet.com/products/cylence-pour-on-pint-473-ml
Repeat in 2-3 weeks

Or Ivermectin pour on, 5 cc per 100 lbs
https://www.jefferspet.com/products/bimectin-cattle-pour-on
Repeat in 2 weeks

That is what we do. Just part their hair so it goes directly on their skin and pour it on in a line down their back from neck to tail. We draw up the dosage in a syringe like this: https://www.jefferspet.com/products/sharpvet-feeding-syringes and squirt it on.
It doesn't hurt them.

If you want to read/learn about mites and lice here are some good pages:

https://www.goatbiology.com/lice.html
https://www.goatbiology.com/mites.html
 

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Everyone on the thread I made seemed to think that the nose spots are a fungus. We are putting Nu-Stock on the spots.

If you want to treat for mites and lice then I would say to treat with either:

Cylence pour on, 8 cc per 100 lbs
https://www.jefferspet.com/products/cylence-pour-on-pint-473-ml
Repeat in 2-3 weeks

Or Ivermectin pour on, 5 cc per 100 lbs
https://www.jefferspet.com/products/bimectin-cattle-pour-on
Repeat in 2 weeks

That is what we do. Just part their hair so it goes directly on their skin and pour it on in a line down their back from neck to tail. We draw up the dosage in a syringe like this: https://www.jefferspet.com/products/sharpvet-feeding-syringes and squirt it on.
It doesn't hurt them.

If you want to read/learn about mites and lice here are some good pages:

https://www.goatbiology.com/lice.html
https://www.goatbiology.com/mites.html
Does it look like my goats just have a fungus? My pictures so of matched some of yours.

So you just pour these things down their spine? What about their bellies and faces? My goats have natural middle parts so that shouldn't be hard if that is all you have to do.

Does the nu stock work on lice/mites? Does that have to coat their bodies in nu stock.

Thanks so much for writing all that! It was extremely helpful! I really appreciate it.
 
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