I had a rough time today. Mostly my own fault. I went over to a friends house to help her give her animals the copper boluses and every stinking one of them chewed them up! This was my first time giving these things, so it seems it is actually harder than I thought it was going to be. So she had a syringe with a black thing on the end, we stuck the boluses in it and then tried to get them in the back of their mouths so they could swallow. They chewed them. We tried with a little water...they swallowed the water and chewed them. Now how long should we wait until we try again? We tried hard to keep their heads in a normal position rather than cranking them up. Can you give me some ideas of how not to let them swallow them? Her goats are in bad condition as she was injured and has been having trouble taking care of them. So we went over and helped her with hoof trimming, pen cleaning and bathing the goats and worming them. Oi, I am so sore.