I bought a goat, my dream goat, an angora. He is more like a rescue though. He was 25 dollars. I knew he would have problems because of the price. But for me, its an angora, my dream, and I am a sucker for the needy types. So I got this goat. He is about 7 yrs old according to the people that had him. He's registered too. He is skinny. He has a lot of hair, but touch him and yuk. He makes a slender dairy doe seem overweight. I'm not kidding. This goat I can not feel muscle anywhere. I felt his entire body and its total bone. Sickening to touch. Even his thighs and neck are all bone. His head looks to big for his body, especially with big horns. Which his horns look shabby. My bucks, (Boer, Pygmy, Alpine)they all have grown beautiful healthy looking horns. This guys horns are dry, cracked, and just dead looking. His hooves, a nightmare. His fiber, another nightmare. So anyway I truly feel this guy is malnourished and definitely neglected. What I want to do his build him back up to a healthy looking buck and if he isn't to old once he is in tip top shape, I would like to breed him in 2008? I have been working those hooves a little at a time. He walked weird when I got him, now he walks good. I have him on grass hay, free choice. Good goat feed, 1 cup a day. I have added beet pulp to his diet, about 1/2 cup before its wet. He has loose minerals...he went nuts on the minerals, free choice. I have been putting a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in his water, gallon bowl, he loves that! He has Baking soda available if he wants it. Am I missing anything and should I later the amounts of anything? Oh he is now wormed and was on Probios for the first several days he was here. I deloused him. He was covered. He looks awful now, but I see a beautiful, proud, glimmering buck waiting to come out. He will have wonderful curls when I shear him in spring and he grows a healthy coat. I can see it under the dirt, tangles, mud, poo, burrs and all the other yuk covering his potential beauty, locks of white trying to grow. I dont know what if anything to do about his coat. Matts are so bad...solid balls. His fiber isnt even usable in this shape. I spin. I spin everything, even the down from pygmies and dogs! LOL His fiber is useless. I just hope he can wear it till spring without health issues. Its freezing here so no shearing now. I am trimming his butt tomorrow cause there is a lot of poo stuck back there. Any advice to help take this older but not hopeless buck into a healthy strong state? Thank you.