My goats did it again! Well, one of them anyway.
I mentioned in this article: Lice in Goats that my goats LOVE being the star of the show and love to help me help you learn about all kinds of goat stuff.
So here we are. My goat, Fiona, has a staph infection. And if you’re here reading this…your goat probably also has a staph infection.
This is the first time in 11 years that I’ve ever had this problem. But as I said, they are so helpful and just want to help.
So let’s dive into what you need to know about staph infections in goats and what you need to do about the staph infection your goat has.
Staph Infections in Goats
How Common are Staph Infections in Goats?
First of all, know that this is very common. You don’t need to beat yourself up over it happening to your goat. But it is something that you’ll want to get under control pretty quickly or it can get out of control.
It usually isn’t a huge health concern. But it’s important to note that it can be contagious to yourself and to other goats. And like I just said if it gets out of control it then will affect their health.
This is something that you’ll have to be patient about. It can take weeks to clear up.
It’s also important to note that it can be hard to distinguish between some of the skin issues a goat may have. There are quite of few of them that can range from mites to fungus, bacterial, parasitic, and viral and it may be wise to check with your vet to get a confirmed diagnosis of what your goat is dealing with and how to treat it quickly and effectively.
A Treatment Plan for Staph Infections
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So, does your goat have a staph infection? Let’s look at some pictures of staph infections in goats
Many times a staph infection can be found under the tail.
If left untreated staph infections came become open wounds.
Many times, staph looks like little white pimples on the goats udder and teets.
It’s best to get staph treated quickly. It can spread to on the goat, to other goats and to yourself.
More examples of what staph can look like under a goat’s tail.
Find out below how you can stop this issue in your goat herd! It’s fairly simple to take care of!
Sores, Bumps, and Pimples on Goat’s Udder: Goat Udder Problems
As you can see, there are usually a lot of little sores, almost like a pimple on your goat’s udder. These little bumps can have pus in them that will need to be removed. They can hinder milking and kids from sucking if they get too bad. And it can just look downright ugly on your goat’s backside.
These bumps can appear on the udder, teats, under the tail as little white dots, and can have sores around the vulva or anus of your goat. It can also spread to other areas of your goat as well on their underside and even on their neck.
But let’s answer the question: Why Did My Goat Get a Staph Infection?
Well, usually a staph infection will come upon your goat when the conditions are really wet. Did you have a wet spring this year? That may be the culprit.
Is the area outside of your barn where they lay down or inside your barn, really wet from rain or urine? That can cause this problem as well.
And if your goat recently had kids, then her immune system is weakened as well so it’s harder for her to fight off worms and other ailments, fungus, and bacteria that may be presented to her body.
You may also have brought home a goat and that goat transferred this to your goats. That’s one more reason it’s really important to quarantine any new goat that you bring home.
How to Treat Staph Infections in Goats
If you are certain that you are dealing with a staph infection, then this is what you need to do.
Are Staph Infections in Goat’s Contagious?
Remember, this is contagious to your other goats and to yourself. So be careful as you clean up and watch your other goats too for any signs of infection.
Staph infections in goats is common and it’s not a death sentence. You can quickly and easily treat it! Always pay attention to your goats. Keep an eye on the web of their tail, teets, udder and face. Have these ingredients on hand and take care of your goats!