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Belladonna01

  • Joined Aug 2017
  • Swansea
External parasites.
« on: June 06, 2020, 10:31:05 pm »
Hello all. I have noticed that two of my 7 week old boer kids have a  single pimple like thing under their fur on the muzzle between their eyes. My suspicions are a kind of lice? . i have 10 kids and 8 adults , what treatment is effective? preferably without injecting them .I had wormed the adults the day prior to noticing. Thanks in advance

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: External parasites.
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2020, 10:59:43 pm »
A photo may be helpful?


A single pimple/spot may just be that, a spot. Or a mild staph aureus infection, it will probably clear up... but again a photo would be helpful.

Belladonna01

  • Joined Aug 2017
  • Swansea
Re: External parasites.
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2020, 11:13:48 pm »
Yes  IWondered if both are just innocent spots, but I feel a dose of external parasite treatment would be beneficial to the group, as I have only ever dusted louse powder on in the past,.

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: External parasites.
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2020, 03:39:49 pm »
Absolutely no need unless you actually see signs of a proper infestation of lice and/or mites (check their lower legs/heels for any scabs/ raw skin.


A good brush to get rid of the winter crud and also help shedding their winter coats is usually good, and most goats love it.

 

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