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Hello, I have a question that I hope someone will be able to answer.
Is BoSe clear or an amberish color? The reason I ask is because, I could of sworn that when the vet was out and gave my 3 does a Bose shot a month before they were due, it looked like the contents in the syringes were amber colored.
The vet sold me the rest of the bottle of BoSe so I would have on had to give the kids at 3 month intervals.
So the problem is I loaded up my syringes with 1/2 cc of the BoSe and it is completely clear. I just wanted to clarify if I was wrong and it is clear or if maybe something happened to it because is is supposed to be an amber color clear. I don’t want to give something that is maybe not right.
 

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would have on had to give the kids at 3 month intervals.
Do you mean giving kids BoSe every 3 months? BoSe is given once or twice annually in deficient areas...new borns get 1/4 cc at best and normal dose is 1 cc per 40 pounds Sub Q.
 

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Actually you are correct. I typed that in wrong it is 1/4 cc of BoSe.
And yes every 90 days until 1 yr old then 3/4 to 1 cc twice a yr.
I am fortunate to have one of the best goat vets around. Her practice is limited to cows, sheep, goats and alpacas. She has been vet for about 28 years and doesn’t even take on new clients. I was very lucky as I am a new goat owner and she took me on only because of a good friend of mine used to have goats and she is a friend of hers. She hooked me up.
I have 100% faith in what she tells me. Also she has a herd of Alpines herself. Thanks for watching out for us though.
 

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It's a blessing to have a vet you have such faith in. I would be interested in knowing her reason for giving selenium so often. Not being argumentative, just curious. I have read some folks give a shot of BoSe if an animal is sick or compromised in some way, said to help boost immune system. My fear is a build up of selenium can cause anywhere from un steady gait to rapid pulse to sudden death. Animals also get selenium from plant based foods, minerals and feed product. Even though many of these sources are minimal amounts, and 1/4 cc BoSe is not a huge mount, It can all add up.
 

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Would it be possible that the vet also gave a vitamin B complex shot? That can be amber colored. I envy you that you have a goat vet. Those are rare.
 

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It's a blessing to have a vet you have such faith in. I would be interested in knowing her reason for giving selenium so often. Not being argumentative, just curious. I have read some folks give a shot of BoSe if an animal is sick or compromised in some way, said to help boost immune system. My fear is a build up of selenium can cause anywhere from un steady gait to rapid pulse to sudden death. Animals also get selenium from plant based foods, minerals and feed product. Even though many of these sources are minimal amounts, and 1/4 cc BoSe is not a huge mount, It can all add up.
Well Dr Skillmen says that we are extremely deficient in our area. She said this protocol has worked great for her herd and many of her clients.
I do remember the first time she came out she was very interested and wanted to see what I feed. Other then that I really don't know but just take her advice.
My friend when she had her goats she did the same thing and was many many years ago.
 

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Would it be possible that the vet also gave a vitamin B complex shot? That can be amber colored. I envy you that you have a goat vet. Those are rare.
Would it be possible that the vet also gave a vitamin B complex shot? That can be amber colored. I envy you that you have a goat vet. Those are rare.
No, they didn't get any b shots just the BoSe and CDT. I'm must of just for some thought I saw that. As mentioned above it was probably in her hand and it just looked to be amber color.
 

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You are very fortunate to have a goat vet. My (BOSE’) Selium is clear and I never give it but once a year, (twice in some cases) and new borns, if needed ( 2-3 times in 6 years only) and only 1/8 to 1/4 ml sub q only one time. I have had to use MUSE’ one time because BOSE was backordered for so long. MUSE is very dangerous as it is 5 times stronger than BOSE. Only takes a few drops of it for a newborn sub q.
 
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Definately do as your Goat Vet says! They are there...they have the education and most important..they have hands on. Thankyou for sharing all your info!
 
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