Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Hair loss

 Poor Molly Goat.

 Our much loved Molly goat has her hair falling out along her back. Searching the Internet and books suggests it could be mites but we can't see anything. I'll ring for our vet to come out and give Molly a warrant of fitness. Molly is over 14 years old and I'm very fond of my goat... as girls are who have goats in their backyard.!

Farm Stay Guest.

Ella having a good old head tickle up. We are bringing her indoors at night as gosh the mornings are COLD, autumn like. It's been a crazy summer - February no doubt will be hotter.

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  1. Molly, does she have to have a coat on for the winter? and cold , a friend told me here in Marton we had 1 Celsius yesterday morning, it read 3.4 when I looked later!! Hope we do get February's usual hot days. Cheers to all, Jean.

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    1. actually that is a good point she might need a coat on this winter. Summer has arrived here it is stunning!!!

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  2. It has been cold up North here too. All the Liquid Ambers along our street are changing colour!!! Weird as it has been lovely during the day.

    Karen in Whangarei

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    1. summer has arrived - I hope to go for first swim at the beach today

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  3. I hope the vet can fix dear Molly up & have her coat growing back in time for Fall. Perhaps she has developed an allergy to flea bites or a sensitivity. I hope the vet is able to help her before she loses more of her fur.
    I am beginning to think there is no more "normal" weather. Last week we had temps like it was May. Even the beach was 65 degrees which is rare to be that warm even in July. This morning the thermometer has not risen above freezing and it is almost noon. We have been joking that we need to keep our shorts next to our parka as the weather flips & flops. I hope you have a more Summer-like February.

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    1. vet checked out Molly no mites or fleas he thinks it is possibly hormonal - she is a very old goat. They usually live 12- 14 years and she is into her 15th year. She put on quite a show for vet and even ran up to us something she hasnt done for ages LOL

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  4. Oh poor Molly goat! Hope she gets well.

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    1. vet said she was fine but very much in her twilight years now. possibly hormonal is cause of her hair loss.

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  5. Poor molly, hope she getsb enter soon. We have been having extreme heat here,maybe we have been greedy and keeping it all. I'll try and send some over to you xxx thanks for your nice comment on my blog

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    1. vet said molly is in good health for her age nothing obvious he could see possibly hormonal. But very much in her twilight years now. SOB. Summer has arrived it is WONDERFUL

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    1. shes into her 15th year so now pretty old for a goat. I'm rather fond of her.

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  7. You could try sulpher powder...that heals Everything! Get it at the feed store usually.
    hughugs

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    1. thanks never heard of it I'll research.

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