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Goat has scaby dry skin with no hair on scabby spots

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Goat has scaby dry skin with no hair on scabby spots

Good afternoon and welcome to Just answer!! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

In most cases, this is due to a fungal infection. This is caused by a warm environment and moisture.

For this, to cover your bases, follow these instructions:

1. Worm with a good all around wormer such as Ivomec.

2. Spray with a lice spray that you can purchase at the farm supply

3. Isolate this goat form others

4. Apply Betadine to the hairless areas every 8 hrs which can be purchased at the farm supply.

5. If Tip is scratching at these areas, give her Benadryl at 1 mg per pound every 12 hrs for 7 days in case this is an allergic reaction.

If Tip does not respond, have your vet examine Tip and do a skin scraping to know for sure that this treatment is correct.

Does that make sense to you?

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