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  1. Health & Wellness
    Hello! I've never posted on here, but done a lot of reading and have gotten some good advice from many of you. I'm hope-hope-hoping someone can help me with a problem I've got with my goatees! Over the winter I acquired a pregnant alpine doe. She kidded in February, everything went well...
  2. Health & Wellness
    Hello everyone, A few weeks ago, we had bloodwork done for one of our goats to check for selenium deficiency. Instead, the results came back showing phosphorus deficiency, signs of hemolysis, and abysmal liver values which the vet has attributed to chronic copper poisoning. We immediately had...
  3. Goat Management
    I just listened to an episode of the podcast "For the Love of Goats" where the guest was a doctor who has been studying the use of copper oxide particles to deworm small ruminants. In the study they found that the copper was affective at reducing numbers of barberpole worms, but the copper only...
  4. Health & Wellness
    New goat owner, began our herd just in June. By the end of June it was clear the goats all had copper deficiency (among other minerals as well which we're finding the balance on). I gave them all copper boluses to the best that I could (I didn't have a bolusing gun yet, I do now!) 2 out of the 3...
  5. Health & Wellness
    I've been reading a lot about minerals, and one recent post said that zinc deficiency is the new copper deficiency. It all seems very overwhelming. I have a doe who has never shown signs of copper deficiency (although my other doe did), but this spring her black coat is starting to rust and the...
  6. Parasites
    Hello all! Now as spring is approaching, everyone is shedding out their winter coats. I noticed however, my oldest and newest doe seems to have lots of dandruff? I just read about offering zinc tablets, and with the current COVID virus going around, we are making plans to do some much needed...
  7. 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?
  8. Health & Wellness
    Hi guys! This is my first time posting here, though I've been reading other people's threads for a long time.:) Just a few days ago, I dosed my whole herd with the Copasure copper boluses, but I noticed that the package says "No other copper supplementation should be given immediately prior to...
  9. Health & Wellness
    I have read many threads here about minerals, feed, supplements to try to get my goats as healthy as possible. I would appreciate feedback on optimizing my best plan for my nigerian goats. Currently giving: Free choice alfalfa hay Browsing on about 3 acres of “country yard” (Bermuda/burr...
  10. Health & Wellness
    Hello! Our 3 month old ND doelings seem to need something more to get them thriving. They came with coccidia (gave albon for 5 days) no more diarrhea. No worms in fecal. Getting more playful etc. But they still only weigh 11-12 lbs...and they have rough coats, pretty sure there is a copper...
  11. Goat Management
    So, I have 2 bucklings, different ages, but when would be the best age(s) to wean, tattoo their ears (if ABGA requires it), give them the initial CD/T shot, deworm and copper bolus? Would it be different for doelings? I only recently found out goats need for copper and their mother were showing...
  12. 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?
  13. Health & Wellness
    Help; Ways to get my goats to take their copper boles! I have one who puts up a huge fight, anyone have a good way to sneak this copper into my goat!!!! Thanks for any info!
  14. 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...
  15. Goat Management
    I know people do it, I would like to know how. I have 2 Nigerian Dwarves and I'm looking at a pair of babydoll southdown wethers. They'd share pasture and shelter. I don't know what to do about the mineral issue. Should I separate them at night so the goats can get their copper? Is a copper...
  16. Health & Wellness
    hello- We are fairly new goat owners. We noticed one of our goats had reddish color hair, fish type tail, and greasy coat... we gave him a copper bolous a week ago and have kept out their minerals as well. We are curious about when we will start to see improvement in his coat and tail? Does it...
  17. Health & Wellness
    Hello everyone. I'm new to goats, and I have three Nigerians two does and one wether all 10 months old. My wethers coat is getting rough and losing its color, he was dark brown when we got him in February, and now he has a lot of white on his hind legs and it is spreading throughout the rest...
  18. Introductions
    My name is Linda and I have 4 Nigerian Dwarfs, 2 does and 2 whether. I am new to having goats, although my husband is not, so I am reading and learning as much as I can about goats. I read that if you are feeding your goats well water, they should be supplemented with copper. What is everyone's...
  19. Goat Management
    Hello everyone, and thank you for such an incredible resource! I have learned so much already from reading hundreds (thousands?) of posts already. I’d appreciate clarification on copper bolusing. I just purchased 4 NGD doelings, 8-10 weeks old, 12-16 pounds. I’m feeding purina goat chow, manno...
  20. Health & Wellness
    I have been doing a lot of research on different vitamins and minerals and I am looking for opinions and other methods on pregnancy methods others use. Copper and Selenium- I have come to the conclusion between online research and other breeders to give copper (4 grams) and selenium (1cc per...
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