Mites... natural treatment?

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by FMW, Jul 25, 2020.

  1. FMW

    FMW Member

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    I think my goat that's in milk has mites. She has white crusty skin around the undersides of her hooves and above that on the back side of her legs. We don't see any bugs, just white crusty skin and some thin cuts/cracks. Is this mites? The dry doe doesn't have any of this on her legs.

    Please, any recommendations for natural treatment? If not, what do I use to treat this chemically, at least mild enough because she's in milk???
     
  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Can you post pictures?
     

  3. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Would love to see photos!

    There are absolutely natural treatments but we want to make sure what it is first!!

    If it is mites, either VetRX or NuStock will work.
     
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  5. FMW

    FMW Member

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    I will definitely try to get some pictures and post them. Thanks!
     
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  6. Maddy Williams

    Maddy Williams New Member

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    Jul 25, 2020
    lindsay okahoma
    I don't know but you can ask a vet or for the skin try a bath with dawn dish soap or try a new feed see if that helps.
     
  7. My vet said Ultra Boss (I ordered it from Jeffers) is sale for goats - is safe for dairy. No milk withdrawl. Worked for us.
     
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  8. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Ultraboss does not treat mites, only lice - and personally I’ve never had success with it for that, either!!
     
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  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree, Ultraboss does not kill mites.