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Katie_goats

  • Joined Jul 2020
Zinc deficiency
« on: January 09, 2022, 09:26:01 am »
Hi, one of my goats has a zinc deficiency. The vet checked him over to be sure. I'm giving him Caprivite (not the vet!) and a Rockies Yellow mineral lick.
Can anyone suggest anything else which will get zinc into him?
Thanks Katie

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Zinc deficiency
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2022, 04:07:57 pm »
Seeds like pumpkin are rich in Zinc, maybe sunflower too? Possibly hemp? I would look through spme horsey sites, there you can get all sorts of specific food stuff for individual deficiencies. Most horsey feed stuffs are good for goats too, but maybe check with the vet beforehand.

Katie_goats

  • Joined Jul 2020
Re: Zinc deficiency
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2022, 06:00:36 pm »
Great thanks, I'll have a look

Backinwellies

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Re: Zinc deficiency
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2022, 08:02:22 am »
my vet said buy human zinc tablets (cheaper)  ..... gave me a dose rate
Linda

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Katie_goats

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Re: Zinc deficiency
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2022, 11:02:31 am »
I've ordered some horse stuff but I was wondering about human tablets. I think we might share the same vet as I'm not far from you - teilo vets

Backinwellies

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Re: Zinc deficiency
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2022, 11:16:44 am »
yes ..... always ask for Sarah when needing info on Goats she is great

So where are you?
Linda

Don't wrestle with pigs, they will love it and you will just get all muddy.

Let go of who you are and become who you are meant to be.

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Katie_goats

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Re: Zinc deficiency
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2022, 11:30:38 am »
I'm 10mins outside Llandovery, off the Builth road.
Do you have the dose rate from Sarah please? I spoke to Rees but I think he was taking advice from Sarah!

Backinwellies

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Re: Zinc deficiency
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2022, 07:35:13 am »
  Sorry it was a quite a while ago so no I dont remember .   Sarah is based in Llandeilo (my nearest surgery).... 
Linda

Don't wrestle with pigs, they will love it and you will just get all muddy.

Let go of who you are and become who you are meant to be.

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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
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Re: Zinc deficiency
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2022, 02:21:21 pm »
As a matter of interest, what are the symptoms of zinc deficiency? I've not come across that in livestock.
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Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Zinc deficiency
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2022, 04:20:32 pm »
As a matter of interest, what are the symptoms of zinc deficiency? I've not come across that in livestock.


Scurvy, scabby skin mostly.

Fleecewife

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Re: Zinc deficiency
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2022, 12:47:11 am »
Thanks Anke  :)
"Let's not talk about what we can do, but do what we can"

There is NO planet B - what are YOU doing to save our home?

Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

 Love your soil - it's the lifeblood of your land.

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Zinc deficiency
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2022, 10:54:12 am »
.... and weak hooves IIRC?
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Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Zinc deficiency
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2022, 03:40:44 pm »
.... and weak hooves IIRC?


IIRC????


But probably yes that too. Scabby skin is the first thing most people notice.

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Zinc deficiency
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2022, 05:19:31 pm »
If I recall correctly.

Don't worry. It's not some new disease.
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