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Newtosheep

  • Joined Feb 2020
Does anyone know how to keep Sheep's cobalt levels up
« on: July 15, 2022, 08:37:43 pm »
 :sheep: hi , I've given my sheep ewes and lambs cobalt drench along with mineral buckets,

But they always seem to lack cobalt. ( they have scally ears)

The are on good ground with loads of grass

Does anyone know any other method to give sheep cobalt and to keep there cobalt levels up?.

They are also wormed regularly

Thanks

harmony

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Does anyone know how to keep Sheep's cobalt levels up
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2022, 09:45:23 pm »
Have you had the vet test them? It is the only way you can be certain. Using boluses is a much better way to provide minerals.

Newtosheep

  • Joined Feb 2020
Re: Does anyone know how to keep Sheep's cobalt levels up
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2022, 10:14:02 pm »
Hi thank you for the reply  :excited:

Is it a blood test or dung test ?

It's just every time I give them cobalt the scally ears mend  :sheep:

shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: Does anyone know how to keep Sheep's cobalt levels up
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2022, 12:11:38 pm »
Start with a blood test to find out if only a cobalt shortage , often others involved eg selenium / copper  / iodine

Newtosheep

  • Joined Feb 2020
Re: Does anyone know how to keep Sheep's cobalt levels up
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2022, 12:26:24 pm »
Thank you for the information

 

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