Ever since I got my two goats last August ( now about 15 months old) one of them has been thinner with a dull slightly "off color" coat and lots of dandruff - dry skin. He eats like a horse, has never really been ill, and has recent clear fecals. The Vet tells me he has not detected any health issues.
I give him supplimental E & Selenium every 30 days, A,E,D,B12 vitamin suppliments every month and still the dry skin etc... brushed and/or curried daily.
He gets Olive Oil in his grain which is fed about every 3 days in a small amount. Eats hay otherwise....I was advised to feed a 1/2 cup of black oil sunflower seeds daily but have not tried that yet.
What next ? Does one give a bath and if so what shampoo ? Horse type shampoo ? Medicated shampoo ? Could he still not be getting enough Selenium ? We are in a low Selenium area here in sand country. I dose the goats with the 5 ml "not to be exceeded" every 30 days in Gel form... ?
The goat is an Oberhasli ... when I got him he had what I can only describe as white stripes (white hair) along the dark dorsal markings on his neck and 1/2 of his back. After starting him on Selenium Gel last summer these quickly disappeared.