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I've never had weight problem in my goats until now. We have struggled with parasites intestinal and "brain worm " and have lost several goats in the past. Long story short, came up with our own worming plan and ditched the vets that lacked so much knowledge. We had a underweight issue for so long. Now they are very healthy with great rumen and filled out nicely . I have a wether Nubian with bladder tube that's getting fat. He only gets pasture/browse that are far from lush this time of year, and access to average hay at all times, no grain due to stones. Should I be worried, or let him go into winter with some extra weight. He is almost always wet due to his dripping tube and after winter coat comes on in full I often have to blanket him at night because he is wet and shivering. Maybe the extra fat is a buffer in his case? I know fat isn't good, but really can't see how to cut him back on food. Any ideas? Thanks for your time!