Scabby Legs on Goats

Heel Mites.
 
Sometimes goats will suffer from mites found at the back of the feet – heels. If left untreated the scabby leasions will spread up the legs. They can travel over the whole body causing great iteration and distress.
 
 Treatment. There are various products on the market.in a liquid form which work well. Spot On and Eprinex pour on to name but two. The latter has always been our choice.
 
Dose according to the instructions. Draw off the solution in a small syringe applying a few drops directly on the site of infection + top of head and down the back bone using the complete treatment.
 
In our experienced this problem with goats.is usually host specific. In a group living together maybe just one or two will become infected,,never the whole lot,.also once they have suffer and been treated successfully they seam to become immuned.
 
A goat keeper (name supplied)
  

2 Responses to “Scabby Legs on Goats”

  1. ANGS January 31, 2013 at 8:31 pm #

    I have three black pygmy goats . i have had them for two years now. about three mos. ago i seen a bold spot on my doe about four ins round. so i went an got some zipcide dust from our feed store.i have put it on them five times now .i think it was round worms. but now there skin is very dry. they have alot of fasklykin you see it all in there fur white dandrift.and the under coat is coming out. my question is could the dust be making there skin dry out? or do they have mites when a cant see none. all three have the flaky skin.

    Julia

    • ANGS January 31, 2013 at 8:33 pm #

      Regarding Scabby Heels.

      This is usually seen in the Winter months. In my own experience it is more likely to happen with kids or sometimes goatlings. I have never seen it in milkers. It has nothing to do with orf, ringworm or scald in the foot, being totally different in appearance to any of these problems. The body skin has not been dry and flaky. I have found that baby oil is an excellent remedy for the latter. I personally would not use an insecticide powder on my goats, I feel it is too drying to the coat/skin.

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