babies losing hair

Discussion in 'Goats' started by Debi, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. Debi

    Debi Active Member

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    I've got two babies, brother and sister, that are losing hair. On the doeling, her spine is completely bald and the rest of her body is thinning. The buckling isn't as bad but his hair is coming out in handfuls too. None of the other babies are having this problem. The two are both on their mama and she's healthy, no hair loss on her.

    Any ideas? I've never seen this before and can't find anything in the archives regarding month old babies and hair loss. I know it's a sign of copper deficiency in adult goats but what to do about babies?

    Debi
    Kaufman Texas
     
  2. Caprice Acres

    Caprice Acres AKA "mygoat" Staff Member Supporter

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    Do you have goat minerals out for them?
     

  3. Jillis

    Jillis Well-Known Member

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    My babies lap up the minerals along with mama.