I have tried so many things: different minerals, Replamin, copper sulfate, to no avail. So I finally broke down and first changed their diet (I had some concerns about the molasses covered guck they were eating), and then, yup, I bolused.
That did it. Take a look:
Dulcinea May 1st of this year.
No, I can get over the difference either.
Minerva, May 1st of this year.
The coats of all the goats are smooth and shiny, like goat satin. It seems the deficiencies were so bad that nothing else worked. From now on, I will need to bolus to keep their conditions up.
I did not bolus them with the bolusing gun however, I popped those capsules open and hid the rods inside dry papaya, which they all pretty much eat without chewing. That's the only way it worked. The holdout? Cynthia.
|Cynthia is the uni-horn with the hay on her head. Olive's in front of her.|
It took me a couple of weeks to get her to take her copper, and I had to hide it REALLY well so she didn't taste it. So right now, she pretty much looks the same. In a couple of weeks I expect that will change, as it took a few weeks before the other girls started to look better.
But there you go. After all the aggravation, bolusing was the answer.
And I only want to have white goats from now on.