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Ears bleeding?

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Goats' started by Rosetta, Mar 15, 2019 at 4:47 PM.

  1. Mar 15, 2019 at 4:47 PM
    Rosetta

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    My goat, Mario, is a Nigerian Dwarf and Fainting Goat crossed buck. He is about 6-7 months old, and is housed with his twin brother, Vinnie. I recently noticed that the tops of his ears are bleeding. What is it? How can I help it? IMG_20190315_162718.jpg IMG_20190315_162721.jpg
     
  2. Mar 15, 2019 at 5:04 PM
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    Looks like another goat bit him.
     
  3. Mar 15, 2019 at 5:05 PM
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    Could he be sticking his head through something that could be causing this?
     
  4. Mar 15, 2019 at 5:41 PM
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    He can't fit his head through the fencing, if that's what you mean. Could it be possible that his brother is chewing on his ear? How wouldi treat it?
     
  5. Mar 15, 2019 at 5:44 PM
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    clean it with some chlorhexidine or betadine
     
  6. Mar 15, 2019 at 5:50 PM
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    Would it work if I used rubbing alcohol instead?
     
  7. Mar 15, 2019 at 5:53 PM
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    Also, how do I prevent it from happening again?
     
  8. Mar 15, 2019 at 6:37 PM
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    Better to use water and a rag. Alcohol burns. Don't use that.
    Is it a constant issue or a tiff and one got bit? It happens.
     
  9. Mar 15, 2019 at 6:43 PM
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    It has happened before, but that was before we put up smaller fencing.