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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Zak's Ears and Useful Information!

A number of you have asked about Zak's ears. A while ago, I posted about Zak losing all the hair off his ears in little clumps, and I was worried about them. You can read that post here.

I'm pleased to report that Zak's ears have returned to normal. All the little chunks of fur eventually fell off, but now his ears have a lovely new coating of downy fur on them and he is looking very healthy. Here's a lovely picture of him that Diane took when she visited. Zak loves corn stalks.

So, what was the secret to fixing the problem? Well, it was so helpfully provided to me by JLB over on her blog "Do your own vet work"! She has some great posts on there, and furthermore, if you ask a question, she'll actually go do some research on it and post about it. Now that's a valuable resource! She also did a great post about goat kid vaccines, and how to draw your own blood samples from your herd. Check it out! Her help and the links she included on her Feb 21 post on goat ear hair loss helped me decide to try VetRx on the ears. We liberally rubbed it into both his ears, top and bottom. Only a few treatments were needed and new hair began to grow.

Yes Zak, we are talking about you. I know you always want the attention...

Incidentally, JLB also lives near the best lumber store in the world...check out her other blog on bargains at the hardware store

6 comments:

whimseycreations said...

That picture of Zac just makes me want to reach thru the screen and pet his head! LOL

JLB said...

lol you rock Claire! Thanks for letting me know how he's doing I'm glad I could help

IsobelleGoLightly said...

oooh! He's very handsome! I like all of his spots! Goat kisses from Isobelle!

Mom L said...

Fantastic job, Claire! Great that you had JLB on the job. Zac's ears look beautiful now.

Mare said...

That Zak is a handsome lad...His ears looks silky soft now...

frolicnfibers said...

Zak looks so happy! And thanks for the link to the Vet Blog. I am sure that will come in handy. I've bookmarked it. Have a great day!