White spots on goat ears?

Discussion in 'Goats' started by VCK1, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. VCK1

    VCK1 Member

    Messages:
    9
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2012
    I am new here so if this question is stupid, please, forgive me. I have 3 small goats. All 3 are less than a year old. Two are ND/? mix and the 3rd is a ND/Pygmy mix. Two females and a wether. In the past two weeks, I have noticed white, slightly raised spots on the wethers ears. The females do not have any spots. I have checked all 3 goats from head to toe and I cannot SEE any bugs on them. All of the goats are up-to-date on their shots and worming. The spots do not appear to hurt (he lets me look at the them and handle his ears) and they are not getting bigger. They do not appear to bother him in the least bit but they bother me! Does anyone know what this might be and/or what is causing it? Am I allowed to panic here or is this something simple? BTW there are precisely three of these spots.
     
  2. Backfourty,MI.

    Backfourty,MI. Katie Supporter

    Messages:
    19,965
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
    Location:
    Twining, Mi.
    Can you take a picture & post it here, might help to figure out exactly it is?
    Also are they kinda crusty & raised a little? If so my guess would be mites.
     

  3. Backfourty,MI.

    Backfourty,MI. Katie Supporter

    Messages:
    19,965
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
    Location:
    Twining, Mi.
  4. CaliannG

    CaliannG She who waits.... Supporter

    Messages:
    6,797
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2005
    Location:
    East of Bryan, Texas
    If it is mites (and goats get mange mites, and it will start on the ears), just dose the area that you see the bumps with Ivomectin Pour-On.

    Welcome to the forum!
     
  5. dunroven

    dunroven Well-Known Member Supporter

    Messages:
    2,366
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2004
    Location:
    Iowa
    Welcome to the forum! You will find the goatie forum a very friendly and great place to be! One thing though! YOU HAVE TO POST PICTURES, or you don't really have goats. No one will believe you! LOLOLOLOLOL
     
    CaliannG likes this.
  6. Minelson

    Minelson Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    24,108
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2007
    Location:
    South Dakota
    My horse got one of those in his ears...I figured it was fungal so put MTG on it.
    Thanks for reminding me because I forgot all about it! I'll have to check on that today.
    Are the spots on the inside or outside??

    Oh and WELCOME! no question is stupid here! (except some of mine ;))
     
  7. VCK1

    VCK1 Member

    Messages:
    9
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2012
    DUNROVEN: people pretend to have goats??!! Considering that every person I know has offered to contribute to the you-seriously-need-therapy-fund because I have goats, that would never have occured to me! LOL Anyway, I would love to post pictures but after an hour of reading about HOW to post pictures - I still haven't figured it out. I will work on it!

    MINELSON: They are on the outside of the ear. The inside of the ears are nice and clean.

    Everyone else, I looked through a ton of truly disgusting pictures but I don't see anything even remotely similar. I think that I will treat all 3 of them for mites and see what happens.

    Thank you for your help!!
     
  8. andabigmac

    andabigmac Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,164
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2011
    Location:
    Utah
    Welcome! Are they crusty or pimply with pus inside? Goats sure can get some interesting skin issues. Do they have loose minerals available free choice? That seems to help prevent a lot of them.
     
  9. Minelson

    Minelson Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    24,108
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2007
    Location:
    South Dakota
    You can put athlete's foot stuff on it too just in case it is a fungus. :)
     
  10. Backfourty,MI.

    Backfourty,MI. Katie Supporter

    Messages:
    19,965
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
    Location:
    Twining, Mi.
    They've changed it & made it much easier for us to post pictures now.

    Just scroll down to just below the box where you want to post & click on Manage attachments. Then upload the pictures you want to post there. Works so much better than before when we had to use a photo site & copy & paste them here.