Hair Loss

Discussion in 'Goats' started by wendys_goats, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. wendys_goats

    wendys_goats wendys_goats

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    Hi I have a couple of goats that are losing their hair along their stomach.
    They are pregnant.
    Any ideas what it is and how to fix it?
    Thank you,
     
  2. famer_manda

    famer_manda I Love CHICKENS!

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    Do they do that in part of impending babies??
     

  3. Vicki McGaugh TX Nubians

    Vicki McGaugh TX Nubians Well-Known Member

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    Of course always start by looking for lice, mites etc., but when it's a wierd place like on the stomach or the side, always look at where they rub. One of my does when she gets long hair, which is winters when she is bred, the rest of the year she is kept shaved short, I guess the long hair makes her itch, so she straddles this long dead downed oak, and rubs her stomach right in front of the foreudder on it, she wears the hair off and makes marks from the bark on her skin, she has done this for the last 3 years. The tree is now gone thanks to the cleanup after the hurricane, so now she rubs the hair on her sides, over and over again on the hay rack :) Vicki