Papa, any suggestions for clearing this up? My farm friend told me there was a spray but couldn't remember the name of it. I looked yesterday (for the boys) but wasn't sure what to get.
Ps: the other nanny kidded, so in a few weeks we're going to get the other doeling. I e got DH convinced (finally) that renting a billy is best for us. I think I'm sensitive to the musk; if I smell it once it sits on the back of my tongue the rest of the day. Don't know if it hits everyone like that. But I can taste it in the cheese, too.
Keds is a wingless blood-sucking fly that burrows into the skin of the goat. Insecticides used for louse control are also effective against Keds.
Screw Worms are fly maggots that are deposited into body openings or wounds. Usage of fly repellents and insecticides cut down on the likelihood of screw worm infestation. A screw worm deposit should be cleaned out with a mild solution of pine oil or similar product and a topical antibiotic like Triple Antibiotic Cream applied until the infected area is healed. Then a fly repellant should be used. Jeffers carries aerosol screw worm control products.
Warbles is a condition caused by the burrowing of the heel fly into the skin. I have an article on how to treat Warbles on the Articles page at www.tennesseemeatgoats.com and in the Archives section of MeatGoatMania. Warbles are not a common condition in goats.