pic of Minnies ear. What is it?

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Suellen, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Suellen

    Suellen New Member

    467
    Mar 9, 2008
    Paragonah, Utah
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    Has anyone seen this before?

    Suellen :scratch: :?
     
  2. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    looks like frost bite, a few of mine get it.
     

  3. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Yeah, I agree. I have had that happen to a couple goats before.
     
  4. HoosierShadow

    HoosierShadow Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Central Kentucky
    We're pretty sure our buckling has gotten frost bite on his ear as well.

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  5. Molly&Monica

    Molly&Monica New Member

    30
    Sep 9, 2009
    Loma, CO
    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
     
  6. Suellen

    Suellen New Member

    467
    Mar 9, 2008
    Paragonah, Utah
    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.
    :sleeping:
    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
    Suellen
     
  7. HoosierShadow

    HoosierShadow Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Central Kentucky
    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!
     
  8. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    still looks like frostbite, how cold does it get there?
     
  9. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    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.
     
  10. Suellen

    Suellen New Member

    467
    Mar 9, 2008
    Paragonah, Utah
    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.
    :sigh: :ponder:
    Thanks
    Suellen
     
  11. Suellen

    Suellen New Member

    467
    Mar 9, 2008
    Paragonah, Utah
    I had another idea. It could be a fungus. I'm going to try putting antifungal cream on it.
    Suellen
     
  12. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    yeah, 20F isn't cold enough.

    good ideas
     
  13. Mully

    Mully New Member

    408
    Jun 23, 2009
    Mt Ulla , NC
    Pine tar is great stuff bugs hate it and it does have good healing properties.