Veterinary advice should be sought before applying any treatment or vaccine.

Staphylococcal Dermatitis

Staphylococcal dermatitis is a common skin infection in goats, caused by Staphylococcal intermedius, S. aureus, S. chromogenes, and S. hyicus. In some cases, it may be secondary to chorioptic mange or contagious pustular dermatitis (parapox virus infection).


Nonfollicular or follicular papule that develops into a pustule
Alopecia and scaling


  • History
  • Clinical signs
  • Physical exam
  • Culture

Treatment Options

Penicillin G, procaine: 20,000 IU/kg/d IM for 7–14 d


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