Ask AniMac - Goat Coats

AniMac goat coats, goat jackets and kid coats and kid jackets

We have over 50 years experience designing and producing rugs for animals. Originally from New Zealand, Nathan is the third generation of his family business which have been manufacturing horse rugs and saddles since the late 1960's. Now we're applying that knowledge to develop our AniMac coats for other animals. Ask AniMac and we will do our best to answer your questions.

AniMac Canvas Goat Coat and Lamb Jacket Care protocol

WHY USE GOAT COATS?

Often referred to as goat coats or goat jackets, these simple and affordable items can make significant differences in the health of goats. A goat coat is a covering to keep a domestic goat warm and dry. The warmth provided from an AniMac reduces shivering, and protects your animal from the cold and wet, whether housed inside or outdoors.

DOES MY GOAT NEED A COAT?

There are situations in which using an AniMac Goat Coat or Goat Jacket can be beneficial.

These simple and affordable items can make a significant difference in the health of your animal. Here are seven reasons you may wish to use a goat coat:

1. During particularly cold weather and long periods of cold temperatures.

2. If your goat has recently been shorn.

3. if it has prematurely shredded its fur.

4. If your goat is sick and having trouble maintaining proper body temperature.

5. Stop them from scratching themselves.

6. Stop them from bothering an injury or surgery wound.

7. Keeping them clean for shows. 

 

Ask AniMac | Should a goat wear a coat?

WHAT IS TOO COLD FOR A GOAT?

This depends on the type of goat, your type of climate and many other factors including:

1. Type of feed

2. Access to room temperature drinking water

3. Barn insulation

4. Sleeping position (elevated off the ground)

5. Barn ventilation

6. How much exercise they are getting. 

Ask AniMac |  When is a goat cold enough for a goat coat?

WHICH COAT SHOULD MY GOAT WEAR?

Our AniMacs are suitable for a wide range of animals, including goats and kids. If you are looking for a waterproof coat to be used to reduce shivering and protect your goat from the elements, we recommend our best selling Super Calf Jacket. 

AniMac waterproof goat coat

Purposefully designed using advanced materials to create a waterproof, yet breathable jacket. The snug-fitting design ensures your goat remains warm and dry to support weight gain in those crucial first weeks. Available in four sizes, measured from base of neck to top of tail. Also suitable for sheep, alpaca and dogs.

For milder winters and warmer weather we recommend The Canvas Lamb Coat. It is affordable, simple and environmentally friendly.

AniMac Canvas Goat Coat

Purposefully designed using natural fibres to create a water repellent and, breathable goat jacket which is ideal for cold temperatures. The 100% cotton canvas enables the goat or kid to maintain a comfortable temperature when outside. Available in four sizes, measured from base of neck to top of tail. Also suitable for small dogs.

 ANIMAC GOAT WEAR RANGE

We have various options of waterproof, water resistant and lightweight to suit all breeds, shapes and sizes. Below is a companions on the two main AniMacs we recommend for use on Goats. For help on measuring and selecting a size check out our YouTube video or feel free to email or call AniMac. 

AniMac waterproof calf jacket for goat coat and lamb jacket for kids

WHICH SIZE DO I BUY?