White crusted lump?

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by David13-5, Sep 27, 2020.

  1. David13-5

    David13-5 Member

    Jan 8, 2020
    Northern Ireland
    B61746A8-79D7-4E72-BF48-A535F5BCB7DE.jpeg I just got a new kid recently and I’ve just noticed today that she has a lump. It’s very hard and crusty. Any ideas on what it could be? See picture below.
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  2. NDinKY

    NDinKY Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    Where is the lump? I’m having a hard time figuring out what body part you have in your hand.

  3. David13-5

    David13-5 Member

    Jan 8, 2020
    Northern Ireland
    It’s on the back of her head about 35mm behind her horn stumps.
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  4. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Sometimes that happens from lots of head butting. I’d clean it with betadine and put NuStock on it.
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  5. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Could head bunting or maybe mites. Somtimes they pick a spot and linger there. I would gentle soak the spot with a rag soaked in 50/50 vinegar/water and remove the crust. Dont scrub too hard..pat dry and apply nustock.
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    If it were me, I would scrape off all the scabs down to good skin, 1 x.
    It will allow you to treat the area better.
    If the scabs are still there, it cannot kill the mites under them.

    Put Nu-stock on it every 3 days, until healed.

    I would put a pour on on the goat, which kills mites or inject with Cattle Ivomec injectable SQ, 1 cc per 40 lbs.
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  7. David13-5

    David13-5 Member

    Jan 8, 2020
    Northern Ireland
    Thanks for all your replies very helpful.

    I will start treating them for mites and treat the scab.
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