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Backinwellies

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Zinc deficiency ... What treatment?
« on: April 04, 2018, 11:42:49 am »
Vet has suggested that my AN x goat may have zinc deficiency .... Causing flaky skin and hair loss.     Anyone have an good recommendation for zinc supplementation and source?
Linda

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Womble

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Re: Zinc deficiency ... What treatment?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2018, 12:46:47 pm »
We give our sheep "Zinc Rich" Rockies licks to help with their feet (and I'm convinced that they do in our case). It might be worth checking if they are also suitable for goats?
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Buttermilk

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Re: Zinc deficiency ... What treatment?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2018, 07:34:34 pm »
I used to give my goats a mineral bolus containing zinc, cobalt and selenium every six months.

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

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Re: Zinc deficiency ... What treatment?
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2018, 11:06:40 pm »
Linda, do you give them any supplements? I always used Caprivite for mine.

Dogwalker

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Re: Zinc deficiency ... What treatment?
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2018, 08:37:17 am »
I use the zinc rich rockies for all my sheep and goats.

The goats now get seaweed meal, have used a cobalt /selenium mineral drench.

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Re: Zinc deficiency ... What treatment?
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2018, 12:17:33 pm »
We use caprivite angora also seaweed supplement and black sunflower seeds.
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Re: Zinc deficiency ... What treatment?
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2018, 12:37:02 pm »
Hi
Zinc rockie now in place.

where do you get your caprivite from?
Linda

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Anke

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Re: Zinc deficiency ... What treatment?
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2018, 12:54:40 pm »

Hi
Zinc rockie now in place.

where do you get your caprivite from?


Goat Nutrition sell them, 10% off if you use Goatyfriends  code. I would try a small pot first - mine went off it pretty quickly.

 

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