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  1. Health & Wellness
    So this later part of the year has been difficult for my goat herd. I have been struggling with pale eyes, and one doe almost died. The have two acres of grass to graze and I feed them Purina free choice goat mineral, and they have a cobalt block. Does anyone know what I'm missing. Should I be...
  2. Health & Wellness
    Hello everyone, This is my first post and I could use some help. I've had a goat that has been sick for weeks with super death pale eyes. And she has gotten worse over the past few days with bad scours and less energy. She is still grazing some and drinking a little. I've given her red cell, B...
  3. Goat Management
    I did an experiment with my goats! I took away their loose minerals from April-June and here are the negative results I experienced: Everybody's selenium tail came back. EVERYBODY! Needed a (or 2) copper bolus at the beginning of June I was having a lot of poop problems. either constipated...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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?
  7. Health & Wellness
    Meet Miley, an October doeling. Her coat has been shedding lately and while she's mostly black, her back fur seems to be shedding out to all dark gray and all undercoat. It's a wooly texture. Maybe it's because of the bitter cold we had, changing to rather mild (mid-20's and low 30's) for the...
  8. Goat Management
    We have a Lamancha doe who has been bred for the first time and is due mid April. Since summer, her coat condition has been awful...splotchy texture, dull, once black sections faded to grey. White sections of her coat had round, thin patches, almost like ringworm appearance, but the vet said it...
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