Replacement for Bo-Se?

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Daniel Babcock, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Daniel Babcock

    Daniel Babcock Member

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    I was searching Jeffers and found this. Could it be used in the place of Bo-Se?


    http://www.jefferslivestock.com/ssc...6XRSJX64T3H9LN0S4BKNHAA1CC123M8&pf_id=0030913

    Label Info:

    Selenium and Vitamin E Gel for Goats


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    Kaeco Group, Inc

    Selenium and Vitamin E Gel for Goats
    All Natural
    Guaranteed Analysis: (per 5 ml)
    Natural Vitamin E min ............... 500 IU
    Selenium max ............................ 2.5 ppm

    Directions for Use: Give orally on back of tongue. Convenient dial a dose tube. This product is to be used as the sole source of selenium. Excessive amounts of selenium may be toxic.
    Ingredients: Natural Organic Selenium from Selenium Yeast, Natural Vitamin E Supplement, FD&C Yellow No.5, Vegetable Oil, Emulsifiers and Inert Ingredients.

    Dosage:
    Goat ................................... 5 ml.

    Use Caution in regards in windpipe.

    KEEP OUT OF READ OF CHILDREN.

    FOR LIVESTOCK USE ONLY.

    Not For Human Use.


    Do I need to go through a vet to get Bo-Se?
     
  2. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    the gel just isn't enough of it to do much good so yes go thru your vet.
    Of course the gel is better than nothing if given enough
     

  3. SherrieC

    SherrieC Active Member

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    I'm sure without cliking on the link that BoSe from your vet will be Much more cost effective then using this. If you used enough to do any good it would probably cost you an arm and a leg.
     
  4. Caprine Beings

    Caprine Beings New Member

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    Daniel have you checked out your selenium levels in your area? BoSe is a must but around here our vet said that extra would help them so ours get 2ml of the paste every month on top of their 2x a year BoSe shot. But check your levels.

    From GoatKeeping 101: http://tin.er.usgs.gov/geochem/doc/averages/se/usa.html
     
  5. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    His area is not high in selenium most areas of the US are not.
     
  6. NubianSoaps.com

    NubianSoaps.com New Member

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    Someone needs to blood test, use this stuff and see how much it rises the blood level and for how long. Because one shot to elevate levels for 3 or 4 weeks, or gel everyday...nope:) vicki