Gave my 1st cobalt Bolus today. Bottle says 1 capsule for a goat 50 pounds up. Every 3 years. Hope it does her some good. Thanks,
I can't find kelp locally.Redmond Rock (equine mineral salt) : 7 pound chunk of natural rock that has 13.2 mg/kg Iodine that might work for a supplement if kelp isn't being used. Not certain if this would supply enough Iodine, maybe someone else would know. Tractor Supply carries them.
To look at her you wouldn't believe she was having problems. Her coat looks good but her tail is a little fishy. Her eyes will scare you to death. Been giving redcell then replamin , minerals and a selenium block with copper and iodine. Eye famacha has been a 4 for 2 months now. She is the one the vet says it's CL (knots). She has triplets that will sale Saturday this week. I am trying to save her. The knots have not shedded any hair. In fact it is growing back where I shave it off. I am not convinced it CL. I have her isolated from the rest of the herd with her babies. I think she has weaned them as I never see them suck any more. They eat their pellets at feeding time.You will have to let us know if you think it will do anything for her.
I can't find it locally either. Last time I ordered a 3 pound bag of kelp, the gosh darn "freight" charge was $14.00. I am discovering shipping and/or freight charges are over inflated. This expensive charges to get something sent are at times more cost than the item ordered.I can't find kelp locally.
So kelp meal sold as fertilizer would be the same as the thorvin kelp stuff? Like would this work?https://www.amazon.com/Neptunes-Har...kelp&qid=1561139955&s=lawn-garden&sr=1-3&th=1My kelp is bought at a garden center. It's sold as organic fertilizer.
I bought American Stockman blocks today. They have copper, cobalt iodine and other minerals. I also have started to soak the knots with iodine by filling an old pill bottle with iodine ang turning it up on the knot for a couple of minutes on each knot.@TCOLVIN just a couple of things.
I used to use those boluses, because I could not get a regular cobalt block. I hated doing it because that company has multiple strikes against it because of animal abuse issues. Also, I could not feel safe trusting the instructions of only every 3 years, because their instructions for copper boluses were crazy inadequate. So I ended up giving once per year.
I no longer order kelp. I now offer several iodized salt licks instead.
Do you have a Redmond dealer near you? If so, you might like their cobalt block (or any of their salts, really) Here are some of their offerings. https://www.redmondagriculture.com/ Redmond is an amazing company.
Do you have a Southern States? They foolishly will not carry a cobalt block, but they do carry this salt that does have a good amount of cobalt, also organic iodine, and an awesome amount of zinc and copper
It is the loose form of this
https://www.doitbest.com/products/759243 Southern States has changed the website again and I can't find the exact product but I'll keep looking.
And of course, if you have a Do-It center, you could order the block mentioned above. The mineral levels are on the label. That block is one of the ones I now use. Wonderful block.
I haven't needed to order those boluses for a very long time now and I'm happy about that.