Giving a Copper Bolus
Here is a short video to show how to give a copper bolus to a goat.
Here is some ways to tell if your goat needs more copper.
- Rough coat
- Brown/rust spots show up on black goats (goat's coats never sun bleach, so if their coat turns brown, they more than likely need copper.)
- Fish tail (not always a good indicator)
Copper can be given to goats as often as twice a year. Some goats might require more copper than others. And it also depends on the amount of copper found in your soil.
I always follow up with lots of cookies or goat treats.