Wound on goat’s leg (picture included)

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Benoit, Nov 11, 2020.

  1. Benoit

    Benoit Member

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    Jul 28, 2019
    UK
    Hi everyone. So I’ve already had the vet to him and she gave me injections and also a spray, which I’ve been spraying on the infected area daily, but she couldn’t tell me what it was, though she suspected an infection or dermatitis.
    Has anyone seen anything like this before? I honestly don’t know what to think. Mites?
    Nothing has changed with the goats, so I’m really at a loss.
    Warning before you look: the picture isn’t pretty. I have no idea how this has happened.
     

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  2. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    @HoosierShadow bump
    She dealt with this on a young buckling

    She will.be able to help
     
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  3. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Looks like mites. What injections did the vet give? Ivomec injectable will help kill the mites, also gently scrubbing the scabs off with 50/50 vinegar/water. Pat dry and apply Nustock on location. We apply the nustock daily until skin clears up and hair begins to grow back.
     
  4. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    Definitely ankle mites , injectable ivermectin subcutaneous is needed
     
  5. Benoit

    Benoit Member

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    Jul 28, 2019
    UK

    Thank you! I have ivomec that can either be injected or taken orally. Guessing it’ll have the same results?
    the vet gave a steroid injection and penicillin.
    Wasn’t aware of the nustock at all and was worried I wouldn’t be able to find it in the UK, but luckily there is some avaliable just going to buy some. Thank you again.
     
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  6. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    No, orally works great for stomach parasites but wont work for skin mites. Must be injected for this issue.
     
  7. Benoit

    Benoit Member

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    Jul 28, 2019
    UK
    Oh dear. That won’t be appreciated, but thank you
     
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  8. Benoit

    Benoit Member

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    Jul 28, 2019
    UK
    The nu stock is safe to eat, right? Because I know there will inevitably be a taste test.
     
  9. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    He won't lick enough nustock to hurt him. Be sure to lift a nice big tent of skin to inject ivomec in..1 cc per 40 pounds sub q...hold that tent and jiggle a few seconds after injecting. Ivomec stings..so expect a reaction
     
  10. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    You may need to repeat the Ivomec once a week for 3 weeks to get them all.
     
  11. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  12. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    Nu stock has a yukky taste to it. They generally do not lick it very much. Even my goofs that love tobasco sauce won't lick Nu stock..
     
  13. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    Welcome to TGS
     
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  14. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    Ok, I was wrong, I have a doe that I put Nu Stock on and her dippy daughter licked it off. One out of a billion goats, figures, I have that one! :ahh:(rofl)
     
  15. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    I have the other one in a billion. She licked Nustock of her itchy spot over and over.
     
  16. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    @Benoit did the mites clear up?
     
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  17. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California