I have finally gotten the rescued, starved goat. It's a wether and I am pretty sure he is a Nubian. I have him on hay and he is getting fresh browse a few times a day. I don't want to tax his system and have him get bloat by eating too much fresh. I will gradually work him up to spending longer times outdoors. He is already getting stronger and it has only been two days! At least now he is not collapsing every two steps. I also bought him a mineral block to get selenium and other added minerals/vitamins which I will put in his pen for him to lick. I do have a few questions though: 1. The flies are bothering him when he is outside. Is there anything, preferably natural due to his weakened state, that I can put on him to prevent getting bitten? 2. When he is stronger in about a week, what should I use to deworm him? So far, his poops have been dark brown and in nicely formed pellets. I know though that worms are not always visible to the naked eye. 3. Is there any kind of salve I can put on the rough skin/scabs where he has healed-over pressure sores? Thank you so much for answering my questions. I have been doing a lot of reading about goats but I also rely on the "voices of experience" here on this board. Thank you, Lisa and Gordon the Goat PS I am looking for a companion for him so if anyone has any goats to give away or sell for cheap in Eastern Ontario then please let me know!