Goats and skin problems
by Cristina Santini
(Suisun Valley, California)
I have 9 goats, some are oberhasli pure bred and others are black, a mix of nubian and something else.
The oberhasli are sort of brown with some black on them.
This is the first year that they have some whitish fluffy hair on them, like a soft lint, in different parts of their bodies.
I thought they might be changing their coats but it has not happened in the past.
I checked the hair on some of them, and I just noticed a little dandruff but not much.
Some of the black ones are losing a little hair on the nose but one in particular has a couple of round spots on the face that look raw. It doesn't look like ringworm but it's definitely something.
Will appreciate any input.
MEG: MANGE IS COMMON IN GOATS AND WOULD BE MY FIRST THOUGHT...