Need help with new goats ears!!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by normajean, May 21, 2008.

  1. normajean

    normajean Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    Howell, MI
    I am adopting a little 2mo nanny goat that has something horribly wrong with her ears. They are full of white crusty stuff and the inner ear and inside flap are covered with scabs. Is this ear mite infection or bacterial infection?
    Should I treat for all of the above??
    I will be picking her up tomorrow and will try to get pics...
    Poor little goatgirl....
  2. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    I would say fungal irritated by fly strike. Check with your vet for treatment on goats as I'm sure it differs from treatment on horses (which is how I'm familiar with fungal ear scales). Meanwhile, use something like Swat ointment to keep the flies off it.

    Mites in goats look like a grey dirt inside the ear canal...if you suspect mites, use Vet RX to get rid of them (3 day treatment).
  3. kritter11

    kritter11 Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Marion, IN
    If it was me, I'd treat her w/ ivermectin, 1 cc orally per 40#, for mites.

    We worm our girls w/ ivermectin and haven't had any mite issues...I dunno if it's b/c of the ivermectin or just good luck, but I know it's also a great miticide.

    I also would get some form of probiotic and give it to her for 2-3 days after she arrives, to help settle her stomach.

    Good luck!
  4. bluebirdfarm

    bluebirdfarm Songster

    oh plse make sure u keep them AWAY from your other goats if u have any ,
    we got one that had this claiflower looking stuff in her ears and we tried everthing to get rid of , it was very sad , and hard to treat , good luck. definatelt the ivermectine!!
  5. normajean

    normajean Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    Howell, MI
    Thank you to everyone who responded!
    She and her twin will have a pen all to themselves and I am going to treat them both as infectious.
    I am going to use an approach that hopefully will treat everything.....
    1. worm with ivermectin
    2. clean ears with peroxide
    3. treat for infection with injectable
    4. treat after cleansing for fungal and bacterial infection.
    I will try to take pics of them (they are so darned CUTE!!!!)
    Now my little gelded billy will have some friends!
  6. bluebirdfarm

    bluebirdfarm Songster

    u are a very nice person to take such good care of them :aww

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