Two Tail Mysteries

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by MellonFriend, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    I noticed a few days ago that both of my bucks tails' look... abnormal. They almost look like they are chapped, maybe. They are greyer in color than normal. If I hadn't been told yesterday that frostbite is unlikely I would maybe think it was something related to that. Should I be worried or take any action? IMG_4605.JPG IMG_4610.JPG
    Also my does seem to be having a different tail issue. They both seem to have scabs on the tips of their tails and one of Bella's seem to have bled a little. IMG_4612.JPG Nobody is acting off, and I am not seeing any other symptoms.
     
  2. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Odd. I don’t see pus or “zits” to indicate staph.

    Have you had weather changes recently?

    It may just be chapped and dry.

    Coconut oil with some tea tree and lavender oil is what I would recommend.
     

  3. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    It has, but it's gone from warm and dry to cold and wet. I'd say a few weeks ago, though.

    I don't have any coconut oil, but I guess I could get some if you thought it was worth it. Bag Balm was my thought for the boys, but I don't currently have any of that either. Vaseline is something I have, any thought on using that?

    I really don't know what the deal is with the girls tails. They both have it and it just looks like little brown scabs. Again, they are both acting fine. Maybe just keep an eye on it?
     
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  4. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    I recommended the lavender and tea tree in case of any staph or fungus.

    The girls may have something like that going on.

    See if you can get some fractionated coconut oil :):)
     
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  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    You can try Nu-stock on it.
     
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  6. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Chlorhexidine is used for staph.
     
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  7. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    It doesn't look like staph, no pustules.
     
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  8. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    US
    Honestly I would just keep an eye on it. I've had a few similar issues that disappeared within days. But if you have some nustock on hand or any other general skin thing, it definitely won't hurt.
     
  9. mariarose

    mariarose Well-Known Member

    I second the coconut oil/tea tree oil suggestion. It does wonders for mysteries of the skin. However, I just use the coconut oil I can get at the grocery store.
     
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  10. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone, I decided to get some Nu stock and if that doesn't work, I'll try the coconut oil/tea tree oil deal.
     
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  11. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California