I have a saanen buck whom I'm affraid of. I own him since last september, and noticed some change in his fur. He have two abrasion spots at the beginning of his tail. It doesn't seems too bad, but I had a buck before, who had the same spots, and eventually his condition went that bad (loss of fur and a lot of weight) I lost him. I don't want to experience that again. Vets thereabout usually say: if his appetite is good and doesn't have fever, he will be ok. So, the symptoms he has: the aforementioned spot in his fur he started to act really passive in the last week he has a reddish ring on one of his horn. Earlier he was playful and sometimes stuck his horn here and there (eg. under the door) but he always managed to escape without injuries; When this ring appeared I examined it: there was no bleeding it doesn't hurt him, he uses it like before and don't act strange when I touch it. its temperature is the same than his other horn's Symptoms he doesn't have: fever defecation problems - his droppings are totally normal in color and shape snotty or too dry nose eye/sight problems gum/teeth problems any visible parasite I feed them with hay, oat, corn, and clean vegetable remains. They always have fresh water and salt (with selenium). I think his previous owner messed up his rear hoofs a bit, but the vet said he will be fine. He shares his place with a doe who doesn't have any problems. I don't think his horn and fur problem are related. My question is: what can cause his fur loss and how I can test him against it?