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Hey y’all
I have a doe who’s coat (not all of it) has gone from black to a reddish tint and she also looks like she somewhat of a fishtail. The thing is, while she is quite old, she is still very energetic and her under eyelid is bright pink so she’s not anemic. I gave her her annual deworming and she has supplements for copper but I was wondering if I should be worried?
 

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She weighs around 100 pounds and currently has alfalfa hay, black oil sunflower seeds, manna pro goat mineral supplement, and has access to a mineral block. Unfortunately, I don't have any pics of her full body and it's too dark outside to take some right now. I suspect it may be copper deficiency like you said
 

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She weighs around 100 pounds and currently has alfalfa hay, black oil sunflower seeds, manna pro goat mineral supplement, and has access to a mineral block. Unfortunately, I don't have any pics of her full body and it's too dark outside to take some right now. I suspect it may be copper deficiency like you said
Should I give her a copper bolts? I'm worried about copper poisoning as well
 

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It is very very very unlikely to give her copper poisoning if she has just been on loose minerals with no other supplements. You can rest assured that a 4 gram bolus will do her absolutely no harm at all. It can take several treatments to correct the deficiency.
Phew! That's good to know. I think I'll give her a copper bolus then. Thanks!
 

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It is very very very unlikely to give her copper poisoning if she has just been on loose minerals with no other supplements. You can rest assured that a 4 gram bolus will do her absolutely no harm at all. It can take several treatments to correct the deficiency.
With a manna pro mineral & kelp as well does that pose any difference for the unlikeliness of Cooper poisoning?
 

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I’m going to tractor supply today to get the bolus but before I go I want to add that her skin seems very flakey and her under eyelid is now a bit pale. It’s the same thing for my other goat. I’m still thinking it’s copper but wanted to know what y’all think
 

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TSC does not carry copper.
 

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I stand corrected. I'm sorry.
 
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