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  1. J

    I've been MIA

    I haven't posted since the weekend... All is well with the goats and the dogs... It's me, I've been down since Monday night with the flu... We had the grand babies here from Friday night thru Monday afternoon. I truly mean babies... One is two and the other is 12 months. The 11 year old...
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    Update on Copper bolus

    Good idea, thanks!
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    FAMANCHA scores

    Our vet is great, and we do take samples in for them every two months. But when we bring a new goat into the fold I always have a physical check and a fecal check on them. When Buttons comes home we will make an appointment to see the vet as soon as possible. Fawn and Rascal came home on...
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    FAMANCHA scores

    I try to check our kids famancha scores at least once a week to ten days.. That way I can keep up on their over all health and adjust their nutrition or medication accordingly. I also like to give them Red Cell at least once a week to ensure that they are getting vitamins and minerals. They...
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    Update on Copper bolus

    I just got the replemen and didn't want to dose too soon. I gave Rascal his copper bolus on January 4 so it's only been a few weeks... I'll try it on Shawn Patrick in February and see what I think of it. I will keep you posted. Oh, and thanks for the idea of two calendars for the goats.. I...
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    Update on Copper bolus

    Lets hope I'm right... I'm paranoid since we lost Fawn to UC that I'll do more harm than good. We are both new to goats and they deserve the best treatment available. I'm just guessing at this point but I do think I'm on the right page with this....
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    Copper bolus

    Wow, thanks! That stuff is expensive and if I don't need to drench him again that'd be good. Most of my other goat people say to hit them a second time. Our vet's pretty reasonable about doing fecals so I guess that's the way to go..
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    Update on Copper bolus

    It's been two weeks since I gave Rascal a copper bolus. I said that his coat seemed softer than it had been and now I see today that the pigment of his fur is beginning to come back to the soft brown it should be instead of the bleached out white. It's more prevalent on his face (cheeks) and...
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    Water question

    We also feed DuMor goat pellets with AC but we did lose Fawn to UC. He was not quite 4 months old when he died. I also add 1/2 tsp of powdered AC to their feed to help. One week on and three weeks off of the extra AC. I give a handfull of raisins and BOSS once a week for thiamine. We will...
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    Water question

    Very true, and the coffee made from it is excellent
  11. J

    Water question

    This zero water system is good. We have a tester with it. Tested the tap, then filtered some and tested that. what a difference. We'll be giving them filtered water from now on...
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    Water question

    We live in Central Florida and we have city water. We recently have found out that our water is high in calcium and other solids. After losing Fawn to UC I panicked about what to do. People have said that I should only give rain water or bottled water to my kids until they are at least six...
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    Rascal is being a bully

    When Fawn got sick and unfortunately died. We had to get a companion for Rascal. Enter Shawn Patrick, introduced on December 29. Rascal was born on September 1st which makes him 4 months old. Shawn Patrick was just a baby at 6 weeks old (born Nov. 17) when we introduced the two. All went well...
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    Copper bolus

    We use Purina goat minerals. It has 1350 ppm minimum copper to 1600 ppm maximum. It's what we get from our feed store..
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    New baby coming home

    Buttons was born on November 29 and we will get him on January 25. She wants to wait as long as she can to wether him and I agree.... Shawn Patrick, our other guy was born on November 17 We had to get him earlier than we wanted because our other little guy Fawn died and Rascal needed a...
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    New baby coming home

    Ron and I are looking forward to having another little guy in our family. He's only a baby now so we have to wait until January 25th to pick him up. We found a breeder close to home who has ND's and has one she is willing to let us have. He comes from registered stock but doesn't have the...
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    Copper bolus

    I can feel the difference in his coat. It's much softer than it was last week... I also give them free choice loose minerals with copper in it.. I think I'll wait at least three months before I evaluate and see if he needs more.... That way I can consult my vet as well. They are due for a...
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    Copper bolus

    Yes, he's very active, tail up spunky and running around like a 4 month old should...It's just the symptoms that I've noticed that makes me think he's copper deficient. He had a vet check on Dec 30, fecal clean, good weight, ears had dirt in them but no mites or lice found by vet or me.. He...
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    Copper bolus

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    Copper bolus

    Good idea, we live in Central Florida where the soil is very poor. It's mostly sand and has no copper or selenium so we have to feed loose minerals. But the copper apparently isn't enough for them so I did get a 2g bolus for kid goats. I just didn't want to overdose him. If I need to give him...
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