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lice????

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by GabysMom, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. Apr 14, 2015
    GabysMom

    GabysMom Exploring the pasture

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    Just brought our kids home this past Saturday (first time goat owners) they are 9 weeks old and the black and white one appears to have what looks like lice nits? I've never seen goat lice so I can't be sure. what is the best\most effective way to treat if that's what this is? its hard to see as the sun obviously blanched out the picture, but it's these tune beige colored things all along his top line in patches. 20150414_173054.jpg 20150412_123315.jpg
     
  2. Apr 14, 2015
    OneFineAcre

    OneFineAcre Herd Master

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    You can use Python Dust
    That's the easiest
    Or you can mix permethrin in a pump up sprayer
    Either will work for lice
    You can get both at TSC
    Permethrin also works on mites not sure about Python Dust
     
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    secuono

    secuono Herd Master

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    For future reference....
    Will the permethrin work on wool sheep? Best to do it after shearing is my guess. Do you know how much to spray on a goat or sheep that is 50-100 pounds?