Copper Bolus questions

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Cinder, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Cinder

    Cinder New Member

    Mar 2, 2008
    I think at least some of my goats need extra copper. They get free choice loose goat minerals but my Alpine does have the 'fish tail' thing going. How do I know for sure if they need more? Can it hurt them if I give them a bolus and they don't need it? I know some people say you should give it regularly... yes? no?

    Also, three of my does are pregnant (one is due April 4, one any day between now and the end of April and one May 26th) will it hurt or help them to give them one now? Should I wait until after kidding.

    I have a sweet person sending me some copper pills for cows (from Jeffers) and I'm going to use a gram scale to give the right amount. What is the right amount? I have two Nigis that I don't know if they need extra copper or not ... what do I do?
  2. bheila

    bheila New Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Kent, Wa