dandruf question

Discussion in 'Goats' started by Vere My Sone, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. Vere My Sone

    Vere My Sone Well-Known Member

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    A question about something which would be seen as dandruf.
    The buck seems to have this all over his body.
    We can't see any lice, or bugs.
    He's not really losing any hair, just seems to be shedding, no bald spots.
    Seems to be in good flesh.

    So, we considered it might be fungal. But, the only thing I can find at tsc for fungus, says it is for horses, cats and dogs, and to not use it an animal intended for human comsumption at all, not just wait so and so many days.

    Now, we're not planning to eat him, but he is an Obie

    I've started giving him a little of the horses supplement and a dash of wheat germ oil, along with his mineral block. He has enough green to eat now, he was getting coastal bermuda. He's getting 10% sweet feed as well as cinnamon raisin bread:)

    any suggestions would be welcome
     
  2. Eunice

    Eunice Well-Known Member

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    It's probably just dandruff, and nothing to worry about. Our goats do it regularly. If you've got any pine trees near or around where you live, not only do they love it, but it kills worms and helps with dandruff. Brush him, too. That will help.
     

  3. okgoatgal2

    okgoatgal2 Well-Known Member

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    could he be sunburned??