Copper for mini goats

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Minky, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. Minky

    Minky Member

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    Aug 12, 2018
    Someone somewhere (can't recall if it was this forum) told me that Copper bolus comes in a small size for mini goats (mine are Mini Nubian and Nigerian Dwarf).
    Apparently my vets do not know about this! I will have to let them know.

    Could someone please tell me where I can order it? Website etc? And how do I give it to my goats? Thanks very much
     

  2. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    There are two gram boluses and four gram boluses that are what we mainly use for our goats. But the amount doesn't necessarily depend on dwarf vs standard goats, it is really about how deficient they are. Since I don't have a backstory would you mind explaining why you want to bolus so I can better understand what your goats' needs are? Normally, for a treatment, copper bolus dosage is 1 gram per 22 lbs. I have given my mini's 2 gram boluses and I have given them 4 gram boluses, and I have even given more than that when they were really deficient!