I know a couple of my does need to be copper bulloused. Their tails tips are looking a little bare. I have the bullous but am nervous about giving to much. I have copasure. Not sure how to get them to take it.
Do the unused copper boluses have to be stored in the fridge until needed again? We just bolused our goats and had quite a bit of them left over and are not sure how to store them to be good for next time.I was so nervous too when I needed to bolus..Had my copper in the frig for a year!!!! Some articles make you feel like you will kill them on the spot..but as Jessica84 said, it takes an aweful lot to give them copper toxcity.... I used to do the capsuls too and did ok with them..then I started doing it how Karen shared..very easy...you do have to cut the entire tip off the syring and the probio paste holds the rods in...I follow it with a water chaser : ) done this twice so far..with good success
Now how come I didn't hear about this method? It sound MUCH easier than what I did- I had to weigh out the rods for each goat on a very iffy scale we have that's supposed to measure grams, but seems to only work if you're doing something much heavier than 3-4 grams at a time. Then I had to mash up bananas, mix the rods with that, and give each goat their individual dose without the others gobbling it up, and the young ones who had never had banana before didn't know what to think of it, so I had to cut off a syringe, stuff bits of banana and rods into it, squirt it down their throats, refill and repeat until the goat had their whole dose. We only had little syringes, so it took quite a while- and it was really hot!I cut the tip off of a 3 cc syringe and pour the copper wire particles in there. I dose at 1cc per 60 lbs. Then I put a dab of Probios on the end to hold the rods in. Put the syringe in the back of their mouth and push the plunger and hold their mouth closed.
this is a GREAT idea. I will be doing this next time I need to bolus.I cut the tip off of a 3 cc syringe and pour the copper wire particles in there. I dose at 1cc per 60 lbs. Then I put a dab of Probios on the end to hold the rods in. Put the syringe in the back of their mouth and push the plunger and hold their mouth closed.