Every year I ask this question with the hope that someone can help me. I have Boers. As explained to me, they have long flat noses that can make it hard for them to breath. Every winter, they get dried, brown boogers stuck in their noses that in order for them to breath, I have to pick their noses. Yes, YUCK! One in particular is worse then the others. She also ends up having some cracks and sorness because of this, sometimes panting to get air. Needless to say, this problems makes it hard for them to take in air and thus, they will cough. First I have to clean off the nostrils inside. Then there is usually a "plug" just before the nasel passage that needs to be taken out. You can see they can breath easier once done. I have tried coating inside their noses with Vaseline, tried that RX for goats, even a cold sore medication (which seems to sooth the one's nose) Wash cloths are too thick for get into the nostrils, the baby wipe type product is great but has a smell to it (the one I used is a natural enzyme that is for pets. They changed the formula so now it smells flowery) Paper towels are to fragile. I was thinking maybe some kind of handy wipe. But you know, it's just easier to give it a quick pick and get it over with. Since this is really bad in the winter (some will have it occasionally during the rest of the year but not picking bad) I guess it has to do with them being inside more but my shed isn't dusty at all, enough ventilation. I feed hay all year. One more thing, these does are all related. I understand that the founding father had it. The worst one is a bred back baby (father and grandfather are the same goat) and she also had a respitory problem when she was little. Sooo, any thoughts, any advice will be welcomed. Oh, by the way, six different vets have seen them and didn't seem worried at all about it. One suggested that it may be herpies but that was all that was said. The latest one was the one who said they have the flat shaped noses.