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Hi everyone,

I need help identifying an issue with one of my female does, Georgie. Recently we have noticed that she isn't look right around the eyes.

As you can see in the pics they are a little scabby and there has been some patch hair loss too. They have also been quite gunky some mornings and when we've removed the gunk it seems a little scabby underneath.

She had scab a few months ago on the nose but was treated with ivermectin and it went away.

Her inner eyelids look quite pink so that's a good sign but she is just not looking right around the eyes and we can't put our finger on the problem.

She is eating, drinking and chewing her cud normally but she just doesn't seem quite herself.

Any ideas what it might be?

Thanks so much for your help!
 

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Sometimes (this may not be your issue, or it may...) if they fever up they lose hair around their eyes, tail, and chest. Especially the eyes. Check temp to be sure. Otherwise, you can take a skin scrape into the vet for mite testing.
 

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Yep..looks like mites...ivomec injected 3 times a week apart should help clear it up...
 

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Some will treat the whole herd just in case but you can treat Just the one with mites but keep and an eye on the others,give close examination on the whole goat, legs under belly, everywhere, first sign of a scabby area, treat.....
 
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