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After worming a goat with pale eyelids, how long should it take for a goat's eyelids to become pink without any supplements?

If a supplement is used after worming a goat with pale eyelids, what should it be? I'm guessing something with iron, but this area has a lot of iron in the soil (along with a lot of other minerals including lead, there are still active mines here). We have a meat goat mineral block available in the pasture.

county avg
as 8.632
se 0.211
hg 0.034
pb 161.130
zn 202.867
cu 15.289
al 2.653
na 0.162
mg 0.879
p 0.024
ti 0.151
ca 1.924
mn 750.833
fe 1.707

Definitely not sheep country with that copper content, although I see them around occasionally.
 

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Sometimes it takes a couple days for them to turn back to pink. Generally unless the goat is really down and sick or the eyelids are white instead of pale do I give an iron supplement to help with that. If you have that much iron in your soil, and if your goats aren't acting really down with pale eyelids, then I wouldn't give an iron supplement.

I think that I would change from block minerals to loose minerals though. We used to feed block minerals and our goats(both meat and dairy) never did as well on them as they did with the loose minerals.
 

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First off --- Welcome!

unless the goats are browsing on your soil they aren't getting the minerals no matter how much of everything it has available to them.

As to their eyelids. I give it 3 or more days before I start checking for a change in color. After 7 days i follow up with a second dose (or try to remember to) as this gets rid of the eggs that hatched.
 
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