copper bolus conversion

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Rose, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. Rose

    Rose New Member

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    Do you guys have scales that weigh tiny amounts or just eyeball how much to put in a gel cap from the Copasure bolus?

    What age do you start bolusing?

    I'm working up my courage here. I've had the Copasure package on the table for a couple of weeks. Just got empty gel caps today, after an interesting discussion with the pharmacist. :help
     
  2. Ashley

    Ashley Active Member

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    I just split them evenly going by how many boluses saanendoah says my boluses should make. I believe it's 6. So I pour it out in the line that's even width and just split it into 6 even sections. But I've found that filling a 00 capsule is just the right amount for 50 lbs of goat. So I do them this way and have 50 lbs capsules that I can give as needed. Give two to a 100 lb goat etc.
     

  3. Rose

    Rose New Member

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    OK, I have that chart. Thanks! Now I know how. :D
     
  4. BlueHeronFarm

    BlueHeronFarm New Member

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    We bought a little gram scale off amazon. May not be worth it for you with only a couple goats, but it made sense for us with 18.

    Don't be nervous about this. It is so much easier than you are imagining. :)
     
  5. VickiLynne

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    Ebay has gram scales very inexpensive. Just type in Gram Scale and tons come up.

    Vicki Lynne in NC