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There are some questions people are afraid to ask because they don't want other goat owners to think they are ignorant. Since I'm usually ignorant anyway, (according to Terri) I thought I would be the first to question the long held belief that goats sweat.

Just curious how many people have actually "seen" a goat sweat. I've read about it and have had people talk about it but I've never personally seen a goat sweat. If ever a goat was going to sweat they should have done it on some of my marathon trips. I have used them hard in hot weather to the point of exhaustion but have never had more than a slight damp area under the pad when I unsaddled them. Thats not sweating to me, its simply trapped moisture that would have otherwise evaporated without a trace. I'm not talking about normal moisture evaporation that happens all the time I talking about honest to goodness sweat like what a horse does when it lathers up or what I do when I put up hay. I've even wiped down hot goats with creek water to help cool them but have never seen one sweat on it own.
 

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Yep, I have heard the same thing and even read it a few times. I'm just trying to find someone who has actually seen this happen. I've had goats totally wore out on some very hot days on the trail and still have never seen one sweat.
 
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