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Good Evening Donna,
Update on Migi = Donna u know i notice Migi keeps scratching & biting under his back legs & stamping his feet likes it itching or burining i can't get a look underneath wheres he biting maybe close to his penis or around that area. Today late this afternoon at around 5:30 p.m i put PYTHON DUST on him just in case he has mites or ticks but hes focusing mainly on that area. I've been giving him his AMMONIUM CHLORIDE like every other 2 days so i'm wondering since its a salt i wonder if i'm putting too much in his water and when he pees i wonder if its irritating that area? Just a thought i forgot how often and how much to give him. I'm using 1 teaspoon on or sometimes 1/2 of a teaspoon. Please let me know if i'm giving the correct dosage & how often the AMMONIUM CHLORIDE should be givin. I just bought a pound of the AMMONIUM CHLORIDE this evening b/c i ran out. Thanks Donna!

Luv,
Me & Migi

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It could be mites or lice or even just flies bothering him.  Dusting is fine - just watch to see if it helps.  Re the ammonium chloride - use is only every 3 to 4 weeks at one tablespoon per goat mixed in water with flavoring - then repeat in another 3 to 4 weeks.  One pound should last you a long time.  Let me know - Donna

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Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres

Expertise

All goat health care, nutrition, judging questions about all goats - packgoats, dairy goats, pygmy goats, meat goats, fleece goats.

Experience

27 years health care/nutrition of all types of goats, 17 years experience in packgoats, 20 years experience in 4H goat projects as leader, superintendent and judge. 20 years experience in putting on goat care/nutrition seminars.

Organizations
NAPgA, The Evergreen Packgoat Club, 4H, ADGA.

Publications
Hobby Farm, many newspapers, 4H newsletters, Packgoat Manuals (youth and general), judging information pamphlets, seminar handouts about health care and nutrition.

Education/Credentials
4 years of college, ongoing education in goats.

Awards and Honors
Small Farm Award of Thurston County

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