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copper deficiency

  1. Health & Wellness
    Hello. I'm new to goat kids having just had my first five in February and have a question regarding color. All of my goats are Nigerian Dwarfs, if that's relevant. Three of my kids from the same dam have begun getting brown spots whereas they had previously been fully black. It was suggested to...
  2. Beginners Goat Raising
    Thank goodness for newbie sites where people can ask questions! I have just realized that my goats may have copper deficiency. We have a mneral block AND loose minerals but the goats never used the loose minerals. We just left the mineral block out. Also we have well water and I suspect...
  3. Health & Wellness
    I gave my does 4 gram copper boluses on the 29th of May. Prim is looking better, but not perfect. She still has some curly hair around the back of her legs and on her side. Bella however, I think is looking worse. For a while I thought her coat was getting better, but her fish tail never got...
  4. 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...
  5. Health & Wellness
    I am noticing that my doeling may be developing a fish tail. Is this what that looks like? So copper deficiency. I figured I would have to deal with this. So will copper bolusing be in order?
  6. Health & Wellness
    We have several goats that are suddenly shedding a lot, and two that have shed so much so quickly that Im starting to see the skin on their backs. Their skin looks fine, no itching or flaking. The tail tips aren't bald and they don't have balding around the eyes. I'm wondering if this is a...
  7. Health & Wellness
    it has come to my attention that one of my does is copper deficiant , fish tail,hair becoming lighter etc... is this the copper bolus i should...
  8. 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...
  9. Health & Wellness
    I have a young doe (1 year), Molly, who was accidentally bred. I usually bred at 1.5-2 years old, but the buck got to her. Ugh...Unfortunately, I have no concrete idea when she is due to freshen. She is confirmed pregnant via bio tracking. She's been making an udder for about a month and I...
  10. Dairy Diaries
    Contessa my Sable 1 yr old doe has sour tasting milk. She only milks 4 cups a day. She came from a milk share dairy. When I bought her her previous owner said that she had a copper deficiency thus the reason she looked brown rather than black. When I brought her home, 4 weeks ago today, I bought...
  11. Health & Wellness
    We live near Austin and my goats are showing signs of copper deficiency. I am a goat newbie and have only just learned what the signs are, so I don't know if they have developed them in the last couple of months with us or if they already existed when we got them. Minor fishtail on two of the...
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