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Old 04-21-2017, 03:28 AM   #11
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Yes, it's the over dose of copper sulphate that is an issue. Not copper oxide.


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Old 04-21-2017, 11:34 AM   #12
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I don't use the bolus gun at all. I just dump the rods in some mashed banana and feed it to them. Either way it ends up in their rumen. So no harm done!

Also, I recently went to a seminar on parasite control. There were 4 large animal vets there and they ALL recommended giving copper once a month in the warm months to help prevent parasite issues. When questioned, not one of them was concerned about copper toxicity.
this is excellent info, thanks so much!


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I agree with copper! My alpine last year had "off tasting" milk. I couldn't drink it once it was older than 24 hours old!!!!!

I chilled it the way you did so I knew that was right. I just figured that's how it was (first year milking). I started Copper this February and I love her milk this year Sooooo much different than last year.

And I also empty the copper bolus into anything the goats will eat. Banana, Peanut butter sandwich....I have tried it all. Apparently I have some "diva" goats and they all have their own menu
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Somewhere I saw some x-rays of goats given whole copper bolus vs. the wire bits mixed with feed, & it turned out it didn't make a difference.
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Old 04-24-2017, 05:47 AM   #15
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The copper sulfate is pretty dangerous by what I understand. The bolus are Copper oxide.
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I just want to add that a pretty blue cobalt block is great for goats. My herd has loose goat minerals free choice and a cobalt block, they do use the block a lot I see them giving it a couple licks here and there, since I added that I have had no more nasty milk.
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I just want to add that a pretty blue cobalt block is great for goats. My herd has loose goat minerals free choice and a cobalt block, they do use the block a lot I see them giving it a couple licks here and there, since I added that I have had no more nasty milk.

is this a salt block or mineral?
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It's a salt block.


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