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Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Suellen, Jun 3, 2010.
Has anyone seen this before?
Suellen :scratch: :?
looks like frost bite, a few of mine get it.
Yeah, I agree. I have had that happen to a couple goats before.
We're pretty sure our buckling has gotten frost bite on his ear as well.
You are in Utah, right? This is just showing up? We are in WEST, WEST Colorado near Utah and it has been really warm here. I thought maybe more like some kind of biting fly or something? Do you spray your goats for flys and pests? I don't but I probably should!! heh
We live in SouthWest corner of Utah. I don't think it has been cold enough for frostbite. She has inside walls.
It is not warm enough for the flies and I haven't seen any. I think it looks like bites. Could it be mice?
I also wondered if it could be ORF but what I have read it doesn't appear on the ears.
I would think the she would wake up if something was biting her ear.
I'm going to clean it, use Iodine on it and put a touch of pine tar on it. If something is biting her the pine tar
might discourage. My goats, dogs and chicken can't stand the smell of pine tar and wont go near it.
My avitar picture is Minnie
I hope your able to figure out what it is. Hopefully cleaning it and using the tar will help.
I love your avatar pic, she is really cute!
still looks like frostbite, how cold does it get there?
Looks like insect bites, it may not be warm enough there for you to see flies, but those little gnat type bugs that hover over wet ground are out here as soon as the temp hits 50* and they do like to nibble.
Also, she has upright ears, like mine, I've noticed that when mine rub along walls and fence, their ears are pretty much getting rubbed too...she could be doing this herself.
The barn probably doesn't get lower than 20degrees.
I had not thought of the gnats. Your right I probably wouldn't even notice a gnat.
I also don't think of them biting.
The thought that she could be doing it herself by rubbing her ears (the other ear has
some but not much) on the brick wall. Interesting.
I had another idea. It could be a fungus. I'm going to try putting antifungal cream on it.
yeah, 20F isn't cold enough.
Pine tar is great stuff bugs hate it and it does have good healing properties.