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goat problem

Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:16 am

i brought a billy for my nanny a few weeks back, nice animal for the most part. i didn't notice it when i first got him but he has a skin condition,must be dry skin. after trimming his hooves, i generously applied the ferrous solution(hope i got that right) it appeared to disappear quickly,meaning the salve. yesterday i took a can of the purple stuff and sprayed him up really well. the lady at the tractor supply suggested a little vegetable oil in his feed, can't hurt.so i was wondering has anyone else had to deal with this problem and if they did,what did they do this side of calling in the bill collector(vet)? thanks for any help. michael -oh by the way the only place where his skin was broke was at the collar,from rubbing and that is healing, he has to stay chained do to his aggression towards every and anything that's not feeding him.

Re: goat problem

Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:49 am

found out today that sucker has the ringworms, at least that's what my rescue lady tells me. so she tells me she will get me straight as to what medication i'll need. darn ringwarms, i don't want a shaved head. :big smirk: :big afro: :big angry:

Re: goat problem

Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:30 pm

now you have to treat all your animals for prevention and lime yhe snot out of your pasture. I have a quaranteen for when a new animal comes on my land. It stays there a 90 days before moveing into general population.

Re: goat problem

Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:22 am

Ringworm is a fungal infection like athele's foot or jock itch. I would think that it would be easily treated with an antifungal cream if the animal would leave it alone and the area could be kept dry. But, then I know nothing about goats.

Re: goat problem

Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:05 am

tnestell wrote:Ringworm is a fungal infection like athete's foot or jock itch. I would think that it would be easily treated with an antifungal cream if the animal would leave it alone and the area could be kept dry. But, then I know nothing about goats.


yup,keeping him dry no problem, getting him to leave it alone may be a different thing , this is one ornery animal. very very destructive, if he's not rubbing his horns on it,then he's got his mouth chewing on every and anything. i put him back on a twenty or so ft chain. just about caved my fence in . i'm not letting him go until i can run a hot wire around his area about 2' off the ground. vet lady says that i should apply the stuff everyday,wear gloves and he should be okay in around ten days. :wink:

Re: goat problem

Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:23 pm

Never ends! Good luck and glad you found out the problem. Chris

Re: goat problem

Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:25 pm

question about your goat? did the dry skin look like dandruff? what was the solution called you put on him? where'd you get it?

i have a buck goat that has lice i think and have been using this python dust from TSC but not sure its working might need something else
as i don't have a vet close by to help out....

wondering what anyone else has used to get rid of lice???

thanks for the reply

Re: goat problem

Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:27 pm

kevin the stuff i'm using is called conofite. it is a lotion topical antifungal agent. actually it says for dogs and cats. yes it does slightly look like dandruff. not really broken skin but the lose of hair in splotches. it appears to make him itch, when i change my oil on the diesel rabbit he's getting the old fashion treatment.

Re: goat problem

Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:24 am

I solved all my goat problems the other day. I gave them both away!

Re: goat problem

Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:10 am

well i finally got this son of a gun going in the right direction, i washed him up good with some of that brown hospital scrub(can't remember the name of it right now). and the i hobbled that sucker so he couldn't scratch at his neck with his manure laden hoof. i sprayed him good with the purple stuff from tsc and put a healthy dose of the swat,for the flies and he appears to be healing.............i can't wait he's looking tastier every day :twisted: :lol: :twisted: :lol: :twisted:

Re: goat problem

Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:08 am

He sounds like a great idea to give away as a gift. Ed is retired now he would probably love a new pet. Seriously though a couple of years ago I though about getting some goats, a few people I know offered me theirs, I figured it out quickly I am goatless and happy.
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