Goat blowing coat

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Bethuhrmacher, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. Bethuhrmacher

    Bethuhrmacher New Member

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    Jan 6, 2018
    have a doe that was given a copper Bolus last week and now hair is falling out by the handfuls. We are in alaska and had two days of weather being 23ish then dropping back to the normal of 3ish.
    Doe gets goat minerals and baking soda and some goat ration grain
     
  2. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    My guess would be that it is not related to the copper bolus but that she is just blowing out her winter coat in preparation for spring. Mine are starting too (I know -different climate!)
     
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  3. Bethuhrmacher

    Bethuhrmacher New Member

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    Jan 6, 2018
    That is what I thought but others are not ... hmm
     
  4. Karen

    Karen Active Member

    She's just the fashion-forward one of the herd?
     
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  5. mariarose

    mariarose Well-Known Member

    What brand and formulation of goat mineral do you offer them?
     
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    How does her skin look?
    Any itching?

    What kind of goat minerals are you feeding?
     
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  7. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    US
    Can you post some photos of her?
     
  8. Bethuhrmacher

    Bethuhrmacher New Member

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    Jan 6, 2018
    Mana pro goat mineral it’s in the orange bag
     
  9. Bethuhrmacher

    Bethuhrmacher New Member

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    Jan 6, 2018
     

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  10. Bethuhrmacher

    Bethuhrmacher New Member

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    Jan 6, 2018
    No does not have overly dry skin and no bugs on her
     

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  11. Bethuhrmacher

    Bethuhrmacher New Member

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    Jan 6, 2018
    I did below
     
  12. mariarose

    mariarose Well-Known Member

    We are familiar with Manna Pro Goat Minerals.

    Thanks for the picture, it does look rough. You say your other goats are better than that? Better in what way? What do the hooves look like, and is there any dandruff?

    I think you are dealing with mineral deficiencies and that can happen with one goat and not another, because of absorption problems, or greater stress requiring greater inputs, that sort of thing. IMO, you need a better mineral mix. Does anyone sell cattle minerals close to you there? Many cattle minerals are better overall than the Manna Pro. But if that is all you can get, then by all means, keep offering it. Another option, and a good one, is Replamin Plus Gel. You can order it here http://www.pbsanimalhealth.com/deta...plamin-Gel-and-Replamin-Gel-Plus/498-200.html

    and elsewhere. It is a good collection of minerals and vitamins that work together in a form that is easily used by your animals. No iodine though, and you need iodine. Make certain they get an iodized salt. Nothing you are giving her has iodine.

    I'd also lose the Baking Soda, because that could be satisfying her sodium needs and she's not going to go to the minerals then. She does not need the Baking soda, that is older thinking.
     
  13. Bethuhrmacher

    Bethuhrmacher New Member

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    Jan 6, 2018
    Hmm nope no dandruff hooves look good, is my bff new goat.
     
  14. Bethuhrmacher

    Bethuhrmacher New Member

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    Jan 6, 2018
    On a side note got two bucks that are loosing hair on face, around eyes and nose. Gave copper, sel and Vit e. Have loose minerals salt block and baking soda.
    I feed boss and a little goat ration due to being a little thin when I got them. Both are two year olds. Been about three weeks and noting no improvement but more hair loss
     
  15. mariarose

    mariarose Well-Known Member

    If not external parasites, then it is probably minerals. I'm guessing minerals. Get rid of the Baking Soda, give them iodized salt, granular sea salt, and/or kelp meal. And order some Replamin.

    You can often find kelp meal in a store that has a garden area. Like Lowes, or Walmart. Just make sure it is kelp, not fish meal, or crab shells.
     
  16. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  17. TexasGoatMan

    TexasGoatMan Well-Known Member

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    Jul 3, 2015
    Dekalb, Texas
    What kind of hay are you feeding them ? I didn't read where you are feeding hay ??
     
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  18. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    It can take more than 3 weeks to see the results of copper bolusing. How much do the goats weigh and what size bolus did you give? Hair loss around the face can also be zinc deficiency.

    Personally I would take away the salt block and baking soda - you want them to choose the loose minerals every single time they are craving salt.
     
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  19. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California