LaMancha breed has very tiny ears. Because of this, their ear cannot
"breath" and can sometimes get clogged, "gunky",
"yucky" or infected.
Actually ear infections
are rare unless the goats get caught in a cold wind and get wet and
The ear oozes brown or white "gunk".
The ear is clogged.
Rub the ear and if it smells yucky it is infected.
If the goat screams when you "fool" with it's ear, it may
the ears clean:
Every once and
awhile, cup your hand over your goat's ears. Work it around the ear
to help keep it open.
Oil (recipe below) regularly to keep the ear clean and unclogged
and to aid in preventing/treating infections. Apply liberally
base of the ear. Clean accessible portions of the ear with a cotton
ball or pad. Repeat if necessary. Use once or twice a week routine
another method of keeping the ear open and clean, is to use one part
white vinegar and one part rubbing alcohol. Mix this and keep it in
a tight container, then take an eye dropper and drop a couple drops
in each ear once or twice a week routine basis.
of ear infection:
& Antiparasitic Ear Oil
For ear mites, or infections of bacterial or fungal origin.
Mix Equal Parts:
Oil (extra virgin olive oil base)
Oil (extra virgin olive oil base)
A couple capsules
of Vitamin E to act as a preservative and to aid in skin healing.
To use: apply 6
-12 drops to the effected area of the earflap or ear canal. Flooding
the ear canal is not necessary.
If you do
not have these ingredients, I've already mixed this oil up for you.
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