what causes that "burnt " look on hair

Discussion in 'Goats' started by JoyKelley, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. JoyKelley

    JoyKelley Well-Known Member

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    I know I have read about this on the forum but what causes that burnt look on goats hair, is she lacking something or is she wormy. She is a black nubian cross and gave me quads 5+ months ago, she eats well, goat chow, grazes, brouses and gets hay and loose mineralsand baking soda, it is spring here in florida so I don't know if this is a natural event with shedding but her hair on her thighs has turning reddish brown in the last week.

    any ideas
     
  2. Freeholder

    Freeholder Well-Known Member

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    I only know what I've read about this, but it might be a copper deficiency. Now I'll let some of the breeders who really know what they are talking about answer!

    Kathleen
     

  3. debitaber

    debitaber Well-Known Member

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    well it sounds to me like you are doing the right thing. SO I would say, that she is wormy. and that will make their coat change color, and seem courser, and not soft. so worm her, wait 10 days, and worm her again.
    I always wornm on the day of kidding. and themn two weeks later.
    hope this helps. also, IF she were one of mine, I would give a BO Es shot, 5cc's for a grown goat, and a vitamin b complex shot. have to get the BOse from th vet. and the wormer.
     
  4. rhjacobi

    rhjacobi Well-Known Member

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    Either a nutrient deficiency or parasites would probably be the most common cause. Since it appears that she is getting nutrients, I would also probably say a little wormy. A fecal sample test would be a good way to see if it is worms.

    Bob
    Lynchburg, TN.

     
  5. susanne

    susanne Nubian dairy goat breeder

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    what you describe is a classic symptom of copper deficit. how much copper is in your loose mineral salt?
    susanne
     
  6. rickdog

    rickdog New Member

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    What do you mean 'burnt'? I have one that might fit that bill also. Her hair looks curled at the very tip. Like when you get the edge of a flash fire, only no hair is missing, just curled.
    Might this be copper?