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One of my does is developing dandruff. Her coat is shiny and she is quite healthy in the weight department, no signs of worms, no feed changes, same stuff. Is it caused by the weather?

-- Doreen (animalwaitress@yahoo.com), January 06, 2002


Hi Doreen,

My does have dry skin too. I believe it's the weather. I've tried to increase their water intake by offering warm water twice each day in addition to their current cold water buckets. I've also noticed a shinier coat since we added BOSS. Black Oil Sunflower Seed. The addition of Wheat Germ Oil could help also. I usually feed that when I'm flushing the does.


-- Charleen with Obies in WNY (harperhill@eznet.net), January 07, 2002.

A supplement called Clovite is also good for dry skin conditions.

-- Lynn (moonspinner@bluefrognet.net), January 07, 2002.


What is Clovite? Is it plant derived? Powder/pellet supplement? Or is clovite the brand name?


-- Charleen in WNY (harperhill@eznet.net), January 07, 2002.

Wooly winter undercoats are part of life in some breeds, and even in some families in that breed. Improving the fat in her diet will help the skin, but if she also has this angora under her hair, the dandruff is the trapped oil underneath it. We have tried combing ours out with the slicker brushes they use for dogs. When we showed heavily and were shaving in Feburary for the Houston Livestock Show, without blankets to keep the girls from growing this, they would be flaky and had this angora white nappy hair under their good hair, even when shaved. Looked horrid! Vicki

-- Vicki McGaugh TX (vickilonesomedoe@hotmail.com), January 07, 2002.

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