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Smoke soot cleaner?

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Goats' started by Miyu, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. Jul 29, 2018
    Miyu

    Miyu Just born

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    I'm not entirely sure this is the appropriate section to ask this question. Feel free to move it , if it is not.

    How do you clean soot crusted noses on sheep/goats ?

    Last year during our fires here, our animals were in smoke filled skies for many many days. Their noses became encrusted with soot boogers. I cleaned them with what was available -paper towels and cold water, but I had to scrub at them, and wasn't able to get 100% off.

    Is there something I can put in my med kit, that would make this process easier?
    At home, I have access to warm water ,and anything else which might help. But if they have to be evacuated, I rely on what's in my medkit.

    Thanks.
     
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    Critter

    Critter Chillin' with the herd

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    There is a product marketed for babies called boogie wipes that are basically baby wipes with saline on them. They really helped when my human kids had crusty noses and I needed to gently clean them. The saline helps loosen things without being irritating. Maybe those would work?