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12/7/2011 6:21:22 PM
Skin Condition - never seen before?
||Hi Dr. Ruthanne:
I am hoping that you might be able to solve this problem: a couple of weeks after shearing this year (May 27 and 28th, 2010) I started noting some strange "scabs" on just a few of my female (only females, no males involved). Some have just one round scab, about a quarter in diameter and others have just an small area of crusting, it does not get worse and it does not get better. I looked in Dr. Evans Manual and found nothing that looked like what I have going on. We tried giving Ivomec every other day 1 cc for every 70 lbs, and we did this for two weeks, nothing happened, the mystery was exactly the same as before we did this. Then we tried vitamin E oil, nothing happened, then "Nu-Stock" and nothing happened again - the area is not getting worse on any of them, but definitely not better either! What, if any answers might you have for me to try? They are healthy, eating and generally doing well, except for this problem - it is not spreading, there are about 40+ girls in the general female area, all ages from 2.5 up to 16 years of age - none are pregnant, since we are not breeding, due to having to get out of the business or "Liquidating" as we say. The animals that have this condition are all young and healthy, oldest is about 6 years old. Please help, if you can!
EBA Oaks Alpacas
Yreka, CA 96097
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