So I am really hoping for a bit of good advise here...I am visiting my sister here in hot ol' Texas, she just got three Alpine goats. They were at a fairly nice place when she got them, although they were 'rescued' prior to that home. One of the does has what appears to be mites, although we haven't sen any live bugs, her skin has bite marks, and is red in parts and irritated. We are dusting her and dealing with the mites..(we hope) So the problem is her ears...when we looked in her ears, there were brown round looking things, I had no idea what to think, so I figured we could flush them out and clean them. Then I stuck my finger inside to get a feel of the whatevers...and as I pulled my finger out...out came what appeared to be a tick lookin thing..big ol nasty lookin thing!!~! We are gonna pick them out once our stomaches settle..but I am really hoping someone on here has a clue and can give us an idea what to do, and possibly prevent it from happening again...??? Thanks so much in advance!!!