Bald patches on neck?

Discussion in 'Goats' started by Mountain View, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. Mountain View

    Mountain View Well-Known Member

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    We have 4 Oberhasli mixes and two have bald spots on their necks. One has had it for a while and the other just recently started losing hair on her neck. Any ideas?
     
  2. gryndlgoat

    gryndlgoat Well-Known Member

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    THere was a similar thread a week or two ago. Do your goats stick their heads through things (fences, hayfeeders) to reach their hay/feed? Mine all have a line across the back of their necks from reaching through the fences.
     

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    fishhead Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If the fence thing isn't the problem how is copper level in their diet?
     
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    THere was a similar thread a week or two ago. Do your goats stick their heads through things (fences, hayfeeders) to reach their hay/feed? Mine all have a line across the back of their necks from reaching through the fences.
    or they mite need to be wermd
     
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    not sure about goats but i have cows and when they have lice they will rub their hair off from scratching.
     
  6. Mountain View

    Mountain View Well-Known Member

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    What should the copper level be? Is there a test?

    Or...if they do have lice...how can we help them? They are pregnant and I'm trying to be careful of exposing them to anything.
     
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    fishhead Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I think most people use minerals blended especially for goats. Mine has a copper level of 300 ppm if I remember correctly. For some reason goats have a high need for copper and it affects a lot of health things.