One of my goats has a weird skin thing going on. He has crusty lesions on various parts of his body (not on his lips or face, don't think it's soremouth), his legs, body...
The lesions look similar to scratches/mud fever in a horse. The are crusty patchy lesions, varying sizes.
Anyone have any ideas what this may be? Vet is coming out in a few days but I'd like to see if I can figure out what I'm dealing with here.... He's been isolated and we are wearing gloves/sterilizing when we handle him.
I know some about goats (I worked with KSU's goats for a research project during an intensive program) but I'm afraid I can't help you here.. Maybe try posting your question on Goat Beat. Adding pictures may help if you can.
Originally Posted by RugBug
Don't throw away opportunities because they aren't coming in exactly the form you want them to.
Have your vet run a DM (dermatophyte) test just to see if it's a ringworm-like fungus.
It could also be a type of mite. Certain types of mites affect different areas of the body. Skin scrapings should be able to rule out mites if done properly.
Rare in goats, but could also be pemphigus - an autoimmune disease. I only throw this out there because my own goat was covered in crusty, raised scabs. I work in a small animal hospital, and the first thing the doctor thought of was pemphigus when he saw my goat - but then threw it out because it's so rare. After a few skin scrapings, skin biopsies and visits with multiple vets, he was finally diagnosed with pemphigus. It started out on his pasterns which were raw, reminding me of a horrible case of scratches and then slowly moved to cover his entire body. His pasterns, ventral midline, and muzzle/eyes were the worst affected areas.