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Hi Donna,
U know i was wondering if Migi has ticks b/c u know our dog was loaded with the sucking ticks my mother & sister sat down and had to pull off as much as they could & since Migi is black it is so so hard to tell. I often brush him and what makes it worse is that the dog has the baby ones i hadn't put any PYTHON DUST on him lately but i wonder if he has and what if he does will this PYTHON DUST KILL IT? Or do i need something stronger to put on him. This is just a guess i don't know if he has but our pet dog goes in & out of the house and Migi & this dog sometimes get in contact with each other. Sometimes i see Migi scratching and biting his feet. If he has these ticks on him can this be the cause of him being sick and not eat? Thanks Donna

Luv,
Me & Migi

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It is possible the dog to pass on ticks to Migi.  Python dust should kill the ticks.  I really don't know if the ticks you have there carry any disease such as Lyme disease or rocky mountain fever, would have to look this up. Will let you know on that.  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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