copper for wethers????

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by cdtrum, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. cdtrum

    cdtrum New Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    Wondering how many of you copper boluse your wethers and if they even need it? I bolused my 2yr olds about 6 months ago and now wondering if I should do it again (how often) and bolus my 1yr olds for the first time......I have heard wethers need it and I've heard they don't because they are not reasoning for bolusing is to help keep worm loads down.

    Any thoughts appreciated :greengrin: !
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    just because they are wethers doesnt mean they wont have parasite problems (as you are well aware of) so yes I say to give copper since you know it has been an issue with at least one of your goats so far.

    I wouldnt give it more often then every 6 months unless you notice a serious problem.

  3. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Yep i agree with Stacey.

    Cooper is a Mineral that they NEED.