Goat with mysterious external parasite

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by chickenpredatorkiller, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. chickenpredatorkiller

    chickenpredatorkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, its mysterious to me at least. I have a female Pygmy Goat and I noticed a bunch of little lice looking things in her fur. I looked at lice, fleas, and louse on google images and they don't look like these things. Any idea what they are? IF so what are my options?
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    You might want to post pictures. Could they be tick nymphs?
     
  3. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mites? I'm no goat expert though. Good luck and let us know what you find out.
     
  4. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    goats can get lice.... treat with a dusting agent for lice.
     
  5. aprille218

    aprille218 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Treat with injectable ivermectin if it's feeding off the goats blood ivomec will kill it. You may have to retreat weekly depending on how bad the infestation is.
     
  6. chickenpredatorkiller

    chickenpredatorkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, an employee at tractor supply told us to use seven dust in her fur and rub it around so we did and it worked. Is Seven dust safe to use on goats for parasites?
     

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