re: COPPER last year/this year doelings PICS

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Feral Nature, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. Feral Nature

    Feral Nature New Member

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    2006 doelings NO COPPER BOLUS taken in January 2007....I was freaking out last year because my doelings went knock-kneed.

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    This pic taken today, January 2008, same diet as last year, same family lines, BUT these doelings were copper bolused 2 months ago prior to being bred.

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    BTW...the 2 brown ones belong to "Franny the Housegoat"...what a long strange trip it's been.
     
  2. Patty13637

    Patty13637 New Member

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    Amazing ! They look great.

    Patty
     

  3. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    Good job Diane
     
  4. Cotton Eyed Does

    Cotton Eyed Does New Member

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    Awww... they're so pretty Diane. I love those LaMancha ears.
     
  5. NubianSoaps.com

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    Even their hooves are stronger. Glad this worked so well for you. Vicki
     
  6. CGFarm

    CGFarm New Member

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    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!! We had WAY less hoof problems after we started coppering.
     
  7. Feral Nature

    Feral Nature New Member

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    Yes, harder hooves. They had been as soft and pliable as rubber, the hoof as well as the whole foot. Now the whole joint is stronger.

    Oh, I said I copper bolused them but did not change their diet...well, I forgot that they are on different loose minerals than last year. Last year they were on ADM minerals and this year Cargill Right Now Emerald. In both pictures, last year and this year, the doelings are being fed alfalfa pellets, beet pulp, coastal hay and yaupon browse.
     
  8. Josie

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    Thats just amazing! My dad (has a degree in soil science) didn't believe me when I told him about you gals copper woes, was cool to be able to show him the proof!

    The girls look great! I love the ears (or lack thereof). Is the Togg coloured one pure lamancha?
     
  9. Feral Nature

    Feral Nature New Member

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    Yes, the Togg-colored one is pure LaMancha...one of Franny and Kelton's daughters.

    Oh, and tell your dad that at Texas A&M, my Agronomy professor was "outstanding in his field" :rofl
     
  10. UnRuli Acres

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    I had very good luck with the Right Now minerals. If you have access to them you might want to think about the Right Now Onyx......it appears to have the minerals in a more "useable" form. I saw a difference between the two minerals when I was feeding them, but not nearly as much of a difference as when I started using the Right Now minerals after using other goat minerals.
     
  11. wheytogosaanens

    wheytogosaanens New Member

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    That is amazing! thank you for posting pictures....as they say, a picture paints a thousand words!

    Camille