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just got a baby pygmy baby has been shaking it head i noticed inside ears were crusted white stuff when i rubbed them it just started falling out of the ear i have an ointment called panolog can i use that for the goat or should i use the olive oil

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Sounds like it could be ear mites.  Would use human mineral oil twice a day to the ears and then let the goat shake the excess out itself.  You can also use cat ear mite preparations.  Both of these suffocate the mites, they die and then are shaken out.  Would do this for 5 days.  Is the goat otherwise eating well?  Peeing and pooping well?  Hope this helps - let me know - Donna

PS The panolog is more of an antibiotic cream and that will not kill the mites.  

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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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