Quickest way to get rid of insulation fuzz?

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by jaytori220, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. jaytori220

    jaytori220 New Member

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    Mar 24, 2009
    Melbourne, Fl.
    I have 1 doe that has so much insulation deep in her coat and I really feel bad for her. Im in Florida and its pretty warm today. Too warm for all that hair and insulation. I noticed she also had really bad skin flakes/dandruff. She stood out there yesterday in the sun and panted. All the other goats are fine. I went out and curried her and got some off but it just seems like it jumps back on her. Anyone have an easier and faster way to get it off? What about bathing her? I could clip her if I kept a sunscreen on her daily. Ideas please! :help:
     
  2. ProctorHillFarm

    ProctorHillFarm New Member

    I usually use a dog grooming brush- that grabs all that stuff and hangs onto it :)
     

  3. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I use one of those undercoat rakes for dogs....as well as a slicker type brush with the fine wire bristels. The slicker works really well, though I have to clean it out after a few strokes :greengrin:
     
  4. Thanatos

    Thanatos New Member

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    Mar 16, 2009
    Lake Ariel, Pa
    We do tothe dog brush i mean. If you try to bathe them will you video it pls?
    We tried and missed the chance for funniest home video thing. Luna didn't seem to mind much but the littles HATE water unless its to drink.
     
  5. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    That is Cashmere type fiber. Don't give her a bath until you get it off, it will matte on her. Just get a dog undercoat comb and comb her really good, she will love it.
     
  6. badnewsboers

    badnewsboers New Member

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    May 9, 2008
    Newport, NC
    I've had to bath my show goats many a time while they still had undercoat. As long as you dry it and brush or clip afterwards it doesn't matt.

    I remove undercoat with a slicker and a shedender. A shedender is a much more affordable version of the furminator for dogs. I work at a grooming salon and use furminators there but don't see a whole lot of difference between the two.

    You have to have a blade with close teeth to get through the undercoat and guardhairs. A 10 blade works but in my opinion a 9 works better.
     
  7. jaytori220

    jaytori220 New Member

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    Mar 24, 2009
    Melbourne, Fl.
    LOL! Actually right after I brought them home...yep they got a bath and were really pretty good about it! My big black wether just stood up on the fence to try to get away but it made it easier for me to get his belly as he couldnt do anything but stand there!.... :ROFL: It worked out for my advantage.
     
  8. Thanatos

    Thanatos New Member

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    Mar 16, 2009
    Lake Ariel, Pa
    Yep we tried to get the nigies wet and they bolted then hid behind yard stuff and glared at us. We felt bad and gave up :oops: . I hate having angry goats.
     
  9. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
  10. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Just took the slicker over Boots and Bailey....my goodness the amount of fluff they had and theres still more! Have 4 or does to do before I move onto the boys, Chief and Teddy aren't as stinky as Hank but they're still bucks.
     
  11. badnewsboers

    badnewsboers New Member

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    May 9, 2008
    Newport, NC
    Hmmm...never used one on a goat. I use them at work though but it only really works for guard hairs whenever I use it. Great for short haired dogs!
     
  12. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    When I use it I get a ton of the "fluff" out. Strange! I agree though that is the BEST for short hair dogs, too!
     
  13. badnewsboers

    badnewsboers New Member

    429
    May 9, 2008
    Newport, NC
    Good to know. I may have to try it on my show doe. She has so much undercoat!