I am new to this forum and new to goats. My friends gifted me a doe a few years ago and have been keeping her at their farm. This year they rented a buck and never got around to returning him. A few weeks ago I noticed he seemed a bit thin and was loosing hair on both of his shoulders (I live in Indiana so it's cold here in the winter). Nothing was done for him and yesterday my friends found him dead for "no apparent reason" they won't take his body for testing and I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on what it might be and if it could be contagious?