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Hello you all..

I wanted to ask u guys something about 1 % solution copper drench.. That what I uses for my girls.. But I notice that one of my doe and she is pregnant. I see her tail is like fish looky. I wasnt sure if it is safe to give it to her or not. Becuz I have NO idea when she is due.. I have been giving her vitiams and sweetlix minerals.. It seem that she needs more.. I need your help about this..

Oh another questions. After they kidd the babies. If I give them copper solution drench , will we be able to drink the milk?? If not. Let me know. So I dont want to hurt us.. Thank u so much.. Thank for input..
 

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What kind of sweetlix minerals are you feeding? block or loose? and are you feeding Meat Maker minerals? My goats always did the best on those. Are you feeding any kelp or redman salt? If you are, she could be getting to much iodine, and iodine prevents the absorbtion of copper.
 

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I am not feeding her kelp meal or redman salt.. We have been using purina and now switch over to sweetlix meat maker mineral but i cannot find the loose ones. It is a block.. I have been using sweetlix for like three months now.
 

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I would simply fill a feeder that is in a draft free place and let them eat the minerals as they need them; they don't always 'run' for the minerals, even if they have been out for a while. But they will eventually start picking at them more 'noticeably'. With blocks it is 'easier' to tell if anyone has been gnawing at the minerals, with loose mineral, it isn't always so easy to moniter until they really make a 'dent' in the feeder! :wink:
 
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