Okay, I have a 1 1/2 year old Alpine milker, who, (along with 2 others,) I was thinking a couple of months ago might just have meningeal worm. (wet spring-wet summer-lots of slugs and snails, etc...) We treated her, and all was fine until 2 weeks ago. This gal suddenly started digging her neck raw with her rear foot. We were spraying it with Blu-Kote, thinking it might possibly be ringworm, (as the last calf we bought had that, -and Blu-Kote is very effective- but we are VERY careful about handling and such, and calves are completely separate from goats. AND, it really does not look like ringworm, as it is long and narrow down the neck.) The Blu-Kote has not helped.. neither has chlorhexadine or Betadine. She has no neurological symptoms right now. Now, in just 14 days, the lesion has grown from a tiny bald spot, to about 8 inches long, and about 3/4 inch wide, down her neck... Today, I found a spot on her shoulder (on the same side) that looks JUST like a cigarette burn... small and round, (like the size of a cigarette,) but yellowish skin... Even when she is on the milkstand, she tries to dig at her neck with her rear hoof. This poor girl is suddenly going NUTS with the itching. She was treated with 6 cc's. of Ivermectin injectable yesterday, (as she is 100 pounds,) and 2 cc's of Banamine yesterday, and again today. We are also using Dexamethasone. We are very worried about a secondary skin infection, as her neck has gotten quite raw...from the intense itching, and am thinking along the lines of hobbles... any ideas for homemade hobbles? Also, any other ideas to help her are welcome, too.. (Other than digging her neck raw, she seems to be in good health.. milking well, good appetite, etc.) Would Benedryl help her? We thought about wrapping her neck, but figured she would just dig at it until the wrap came off....elizabethan collar? But then, how could she eat?, etc.. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance.