Before the goats were treated with zinc sulphate, I helped to muck out the large goat pen. Luckily there was a school visit and made it 10 times quicker :)!
(This prevented any bacteria (Bacteriodes nodosus) from the bedding re-infecting the goats after their treatment.)
We marked them with a blue line after their 20 minutes and then put them in an empty pen to stand on hard ground for an additional 20 minutes. After this, they returned to their freshly cleaned pen!
This was repeated for the remaining 7 goats. I noticed a small cut under a goat’s ear which will be treated with sudocrem.
I need to trim their hooves again to remove all dead horn and expose infected tissue and bacteria to air.
As all of the goats are being treated, it should control foot rot spread within the herd.