Goats with skin conditions?

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  1. Goat Freak

    Goat Freak Slave To Many Animals

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    Is it possible for a goat to have a skin condition :shrug: , because we have this Boer goat doeling that is about 6 1/2 months old and scabs have started appearing on her skin with no sign of the other goats hurting her. I have no idea whats going on, or what to do, if you have any advice on what it could be and how to get rid of it please help.if you could help I would appreciate it, Thanks,
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  2. goatgirl2

    goatgirl2 Active Member

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    Goat Freak, she could be sunburned or have some kind of dermatitis. Wonder if there is any plant she is exposed to that could cause a rash. Is it irritating her? Adding apple cider vinegar to her water can help coat problems, also a good free choice mineral. Good luck! Debra in NM
     

  3. TwoAcresAndAGoat

    TwoAcresAndAGoat Well-Known Member

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    where are the scabs? How much of an area do they cover.

    If you could post a picture it would also be helpful.
     
  4. Goat Freak

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    Hi, no it does not seem to irritate her. The scabs are on her ears and shoulders, as far as we know . You can't see them in a picture and not to well otherwise you can prety much only feel them, sorry.Bye.