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8 years 4 months ago - 8 years 4 months ago #517763 by Stikkibeek
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Does anyone know if those tick tags are ok to use on goats? We rarely used to get ticks here, but with warmer climate, they seem to have arrived and Goaty had a humongous one on her the other day.

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8 years 4 months ago #517764 by RaeM1
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You could put collars on them with the tags, or even do like the deer people did and just use the flea collars that is one idea!

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8 years 4 months ago #517767 by muri
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I tried the tick tags on the dog for fleas and it didnt work so using flea collars probably wont do anything for ticks, just two different things requiring two different responses
Neem oil is whats sold in horse shops for ticks and I have found it quite good
I probably wouldnt use the tag on a goat as it would probably eat it.
If you only found one tick, I probably wouldnt bother with a tag

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8 years 4 months ago #517771 by Baroque
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Neem oil or you could wash the goat in Permoxin I think.

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8 years 4 months ago #517772 by Stikkibeek
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Baroque wrote: Neem oil or you could wash the goat in Permoxin I think.


I think that might be a difficult task. My goats hate water! They are real woosses when it comes to getting wet!

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8 years 4 months ago #517773 by Baroque
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Use a watering can with permoxin in it and just give them a good drenching all over! :woohoo:

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8 years 4 months ago - 8 years 4 months ago #517825 by 2D
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Getting goats really wet can be dangerous for them and they are quite likely to get pneumonia (they can get it from dusty conditions too, you can't win can you!)
I have used Boticol on them (I think that's what it's called) and they seemed no worse for the experience, though it's "off-label" of course. It is not something you have to soak them with. If there's not too many I just pluck them off - remember to twist while you pull or you might leave the mouthparts behind which would cause an abcess. I think the rabbits or hedgehogs or something bring them to us from the cattle next door.
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