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I'm having skin problems with my 3 year old goat..no hair

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I'm having skin problems with my 3 year old goat..no hair loss..super dry flaky skin. ..ears are affected
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.

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

There is a good chance that Jasper has either a low thyroid issue causing this or an allergic reaction to something. It is good if you could have your vet check Jasper's thyroid but until then, try this:

Give Jasper Benadryl at 1 mg per pound every 12 hrs for 1 week.

Bathe him in a medicated shampoo available at the farm supply that contains either Chlorhexidine or Sulfas every week.

Give a supplement that contains Omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin E for skin health available at the farm supply.

If this does not help, have your vet perform a skin scraping and culture to be sure we have not missed something.

Does that make sense to you?

Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please REPLY so I can clarify for you.
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