Do goats need to be brushed???

Discussion in 'Beginners Goat Raising' started by Sweetwaterbees, May 21, 2017.

  1. Sweetwaterbees

    Sweetwaterbees Member

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    Mar 26, 2017
    Dade City , FL
    My goat looks like he needs a major brushing. He is a dwarf Nigerian. He has tuffs of what looks like an undercoat coming out all over his back. I try to brush and it doesn't come out. Is there a certain brush I need to use?:ponder:
     

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  2. wifeof1

    wifeof1 Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2016
    Boulevard, CA
    I brush my goats every time I do feet or vaccine or dose copper etc. I use a shedding blade after winter til late spring, then a stiff brush. They seem to enjoy it.
     

  3. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    US
  4. JK_Farms

    JK_Farms Well-Known Member

    Nov 11, 2016
    Tennessee
    I use a horse shedding blade I agree the he needs copper and selenium and give free choice goat minerals you can get them at tractor supply or any farm supply stores:)
     
  5. Sweetwaterbees

    Sweetwaterbees Member

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    Mar 26, 2017
    Dade City , FL
    I have only had him about 3 months. I am a new goat owner. I wasn't sure what minerals he needed. I was feeding Alfalfa hay and goat pellets. What kind of minerals should I get?
     
  6. Sweetwaterbees

    Sweetwaterbees Member

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    Mar 26, 2017
    Dade City , FL
    Thanks! I will get him the brushes you all suggested!
     
  7. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    US
    Try need a good free choice loose mineral. I use manna pro from tractor supply. It would be a good idea to start him on copper bolus and selenium/e gel as well.