Attention! This is a potentially life-threatening condition for your goat. Time is of the essence, contact your veterinarian immediately.

The ear tips and feet of kids, and teats and scrotum of adult goats are susceptible to frost bite during the winter months, if living in cold climates.

Symptoms

Necrotic skin
Sloughing of skin

Diagnosis

  • History
  • Clinical signs
  • Physical exam

Treatment

Warm area: Thaw in warm water or with a hair dryer.

Prevention

  • During cold weather, provide goats with adequate shelter for protection.

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Seasonality

WinterSpringSummerAutumn

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