Staph Dermatitis


Symptoms:
small ‘pimples’ and/or scabs on your goats udder.


Contagious? Yes, can spread to other goats, through teat dips, udder cloths, and dirty hands. Wear gloves when milking and treating infected animals.


Cause:
This is a staph infection that occurs when an animal is copper deficient. Prevention is best, and can be done by making sure your animal gets sufficient copper.


Treatment:
Hydrogen Peroxide
Copper Sulfate (like you use for your swimming pool)
ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar)
Give A&D shot as soon as symptoms occur.
Pop pimples (while wearing gloves) when they come to a head. Give Vitamin C orally as well at this time. Make a wash with a cup of hydrogen peroxide, 2 TBSP copper sulfate, and a cup of ACV. Dilute to half with water. Use as a wash at milking time.
For us, this treatment cleared the infection inside of 24 hours.

Healthy udder

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