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Hi all,

My Nigerian doe is due to kid in March and all of a sudden has a big orangey patch near her eye and orangey tint to her body (She is all black). I’m thinking copper deficiency. She got one 4g copasure capsule (which she chewed, but took) about a month ago.

She is on grass hay, Purina goat minerals, and gets about 1 scoop of 70% alfalfa pellet, 20% sunflower seed, 10% grain mix 3-4 times a week. We do have well water.

What can I do to help increase her copper as she was just boloused?

Thanks!
 

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I am sure I am gonna sound like a ZinPro employee because this is about the fourth time I've posted this today, but ZinPro makes a supplement called TruCare that you topdress over their feed, and I've had really good success with it. It's got copper, zinc, manganese and a few other things. We have extremely hard water as well. My does are ridiculously picky and hate it, so it helps if I moisten their feed a bit so it sticks and is thus harder for them to avoid.
 
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