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  1. Health & Wellness
    I have a question about copper boluses. The whole bolus gun, hold ‘em still and shove it down their throat thing didn’t really appeal to me, so when I got my copper boluses, I followed a suggestion I found somewhere and opened the capsules, mixed the little copper things into treat balls, and...
  2. Health & Wellness
    Hey all! I want to hear how you copper bolus your goats! We had an *appalling* time last round. Not a single one of my goats will eat bananas for some reason, so we can't do the awesome banana trick. And we've got one who hates the balling gun so much that last time, she had a tantrum and THREW...
  3. Health & Wellness
    Someone somewhere (can't recall if it was this forum) told me that Copper bolus comes in a small size for mini goats (mine are Mini Nubian and Nigerian Dwarf). Apparently my vets do not know about this! I will have to let them know. Could someone please tell me where I can order it? Website...
  4. Health & Wellness
    Hi, I am wondering if it would be safe to give a 4 gram copper bolus to my 11 month old ND. She is around 40 pounds. Only reason I don’t really want to buy the 2 gram is because I have two other does I have to copper bolus and they need more than 2 grams. Is there a chance of overdosing her?
  5. Beginners Goat Raising
    Of 17 goats, 4 took the banana test slices and the copper filled banana bolus without a problem. 5 more said NO THANKS to the test slice but when caught did take the bolus without too much of a fuss. The other 6 said UHHHHH NOPE NOT TODAY, Heifer! Those 6 are received their banana bolus with...
  6. Health & Wellness
    So as some of you know I was just recently needing to copper bolus my two, three and four month old doelings. Instead of buying one of those balling guns for calves like that blue one everyone seems to use, at the recommendation of a reviewer on amazon I bought the Four Paws Pet Pill...
  7. Health & Wellness
    I recently discovered that both of my year old goats have a copper deficiency. I have asked the breeder what they use and have read various articles on treatment. However I have not found a good answer on how to treat them now for recovery. I’ve only really found maintenance instructions. I am...
  8. Beginners Goat Raising
    I got copper boluses for my new Nigerian doe who shows pretty clear sign of copper deficiency (fishtail, matted lighter colored hair tips with hooks). To deliver it I bought one of the plastic pill dispensers that Jeffers pet sells. I thought that even the small bolus gun looked big and...
  9. Health & Wellness
    We have two pregnant does. One due March 22. The other due April 10. I feel like they need copper bolused. The last time we bolused was in August, before breeding. Is it safe to give copper bolus to does later in pregnancy? I've read conflicting ideas. Please offer your experiences.
  10. Health & Wellness
    I’m concerned my goats are copper deficient, but I’m afraid to bolus because I don’t want to cause copper toxicity. I’m really worried about one goat in particular who is having a lot of joint issues that seemed to pop up overnight. Based of these pictures of two of my goats, do you think they...
  11. Health & Wellness
    I've looked for general information on this but can't find it in the forums yet; 1) Do all goats need copper bolus? 2) Does it depend on where you live and what they are eating? 3) Is it a general maintenance thing, or more if you see a deficiency in certain goats? I have one goat who is...
  12. Health & Wellness
    have a doe that was given a copper Bolus last week and now hair is falling out by the handfuls. We are in alaska and had two days of weather being 23ish then dropping back to the normal of 3ish. Doe gets goat minerals and baking soda and some goat ration grain
  13. Health & Wellness
    I generally put copper powder in my goats water but when water is freezing at night all the powder comes to the top and freezes into the ice leaving a big chunk of copper powder ice, could I put a little bit of the powder into a capsule and use it like a copper bolus or do I need to get the...
  14. Health & Wellness
    About a month ago I copper blouses my 3 ND 4 month old doelings. With 4 grams each. I was out of town for a week and had my mom feeding them. I feel like they are even MORE deficient than when I left. They don't have fish tails. But they are black goats and have almost yellow spots! They used...
  15. Goat Management
    I have a mixed herd of sheep and dairy goats and feed a sheep mineral to avoid copper toxicity in the sheep. The mineral is from Southern States, it is the "Sheep Mineral W/Zinpro" Here is the guaranteed analysis: Calcium (Ca) (min.) 21.50% (max.) 25.50% Phosphorus (P) .................(min.)...
  16. Health & Wellness
    Hi I am learning about mineral deficiencies. I feel my goats coats are wiring and don't look good. So I should add the copper boulus. My area is diffecient in seliunium. My goats are due to start kidding out first of March. Should I give the selinum and cooper now? Or just the selinum. I am the...
  17. Health & Wellness
    I've got a Saanen milk goat and we consume (or try to) her milk. It is almost always "goaty" tasting. She does have the "run" of our place (this hasn't always been the case. She kind of goes off feed if she's locked up in a pen. She will get really sucked up and her production goes down...
  18. Goat Management
    Hello, everyone. My three Nigerian Dwarf goats are in need of copper bolus (CB) as the does have fishtail. We have tried looking for the copper at local feed stores (San Fernando Valley) but most folks have no idea what it is around here and Jeffers is out of stock until mid-feburary...
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