ND Goat with ultra dry, flaking skin - Vet suggests euthanizing?

Alibo

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What about zinc applied directly on the skin?
I second castor oil as well, everybody loves coconut oil but it is such a light oil it really does not have as strong of properties as your heavier oils, including olive and hemp seed. I have always used a calendula and plantain infused olive oil or castor oil for Everything.
calendula is a strong anti fungal as well as a very soothing healer. Plantain is a strong anti bacterial and healer with anti inflammatory properties.
I am not sure if zinc applied topically on goats is safe but if one of mine were in that situation I would use a topical zinc diluted with an infused castor oil. That will help soothe and heal. Of course in conjuction with the injection of ivermectin for mites.
 

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It has been over a month since the OP was on, guess we aren't likely to get an update.
 

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:( that's a shame, I try to read every problem to the end and see what solution worked best. Just to be prepared
 

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I have to say I feel like I am guilty of doing that at least once or twice before I realized what a gem this site is!
 

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