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So here’s one of my show weathers from last year he’s going to the vet today at 10:30 to get a check up we’re thinking he has lice :( his teats were swollen but we have treated them and they are back to normal but we also treated lice and it hasn’t gone away he’s still itchy and we treated his pen aswell.
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his teats were swollen but we have treated them and they are back to normal

Wethers don't have teats
They are castrated male lambs, only does or doelings have teats...

Are you sure it is fleas? With all my experience with goats. sheep, cattle, horses, pigs, etc. I would say he just has dry skin or a parasite.
To treat dry skin, give him little capsules of fish oil in his feed. If it is a parasite, try deworming him and taking him to the vet again to get checked out for internal parasites...

If fleas are the problem, you can check by separating his fur and looking for tiny black bugs crawling and JUMPING. Fleas jump alot. Mainly look on his belly and at the start of his neck. I suggest also checking for ticks on his neck and back.
 

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Um for one goats do have teats..... no matter boy or girl.... and we’ve already treated him he’s back to normal he had no internal parasites and I wormed him the day before we went.
 

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Wethers don't have teats
They are castrated male lambs, only does or doelings have teats...

Are you sure it is fleas? With all my experience with goats. sheep, cattle, horses, pigs, etc. I would say he just has dry skin or a parasite.
To treat dry skin, give him little capsules of fish oil in his feed. If it is a parasite, try deworming him and taking him to the vet again to get checked out for internal parasites...

If fleas are the problem, you can check by separating his fur and looking for tiny black bugs crawling and JUMPING. Fleas jump alot. Mainly look on his belly and at the start of his neck. I suggest also checking for ticks on his neck and back.
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sorry about that...I showed Oberhaslis for YEARS as a kid and older. Probably 12 yrs total, but i was around goats for 20 at least. I never had anything to do with boers though, I knew about them and all, had a couple people in 4-H as real close friends who owned them.

Thinking back, I never actually looked for teats on the bucklings or wethers 🤣 😂, but 20 yrs with Oberhaslis and LaManchas, one would think I would notice.

Anyway, I wasn't trying to start an arguement, just trying to help! Kind of snappy response, but sass is great, especially in cowgirls like us:)
Also, sorry for responding after you treated him, I just made an account, if I made it earlier I would have responded earlier. Just thought you wanted input on what you had blogged about...Again, I am sorry if I upset you.

Have a blessed day!
 

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sorry about that...I showed Oberhaslis for YEARS as a kid and older. Probably 12 yrs total, but i was around goats for 20 at least. I never had anything to do with boers though, I knew about them and all, had a couple people in 4-H as real close friends who owned them.

Thinking back, I never actually looked for teats on the bucklings or wethers 🤣 😂, but 20 yrs with Oberhaslis and LaManchas, one would think I would notice.

Anyway, I wasn't trying to start an arguement, just trying to help! Kind of snappy response, but sass is great, especially in cowgirls like us:)
Also, sorry for responding after you treated him, I just made an account, if I made it earlier I would have responded earlier. Just thought you wanted input on what you had blogged about...Again, I am sorry if I upset you.

Have a blessed day!
It’s ok have a good day
 
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