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Hair loss in pygmy goat's fur

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MiniGoatsRule, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. Jun 23, 2019
    MiniGoatsRule

    MiniGoatsRule Overrun with beasties

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    I have a 2 or 3 year old pygmy goat wether named Jimmy who is losing hair. He has dark grey skin now... Is something wrong with him, or America being America with hit summers, us he just shedding?
     
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    AmberLops

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    Southern by choice

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    picture is worth many words... won't comment without one, far too vague for any advice
     
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    I had a similar problem with my doe this year in the Spring. I thought it might be lice despite the fact I didn’t see any bugs. I spread lime and diatomaceous earth throughout her shed, and coated her with the diatomaceous earth. It was not lice. When it started to get warmer, I shaved her to see if I could find the problem. She was only losing hair in a few areas. After I shaved her, I gave her lots of mineral supplements and rubbed our natural udder balm on her skin to prevent sunburn. She had all her hair back within a month. Hopefully your goats get their hair back soon!

    Hope this helps!
     
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    Baymule

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    Hey @AmberLops ! I'm not a goatie! haha I'm a Sheeple! I'd like to see a picture too. After lots and lots of rain in hot weather, my horses had rain rot. Their hair fell out and I was horrified. Some Pine O' Pine in a 5 gallon bucket of water and sponging them down daily for awhile cleared it right up.
     
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    AmberLops

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    Sorry!! I thought you had goats!!
     
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    MiniGoatsRule

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    If you look really closely on the brown one's back, there is a grey spot. He has a few of those, that look like a grey burlap sack. He has a few of those.
     

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    MiniGoatsRule

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    Sorry, said that he has a few of those a few times
     
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    I will get a picture up close later tomorrow or so...?
     
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    Closer up would be great also his face. Is he balding around his eyes? Sometimes it is just how goats photograph depending on coat color.
     
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