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Bronze streak

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:20 pm
by Tomcolvin
This may or may not be a problem but with goats it would be. I have a calf that is 4 months old and I have noticed a bronze streak down the middle of her back. I hope photo loads for me so you can see it. If she where a goat it would be mineral deficency. What do you think?

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Re: Bronze streak

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:27 pm
by Angus86
Like goats it is caused by a copper deficiency. Copper deficiency can do the same to black cows giving them a reddish color in certain areas. Make sure you have a good mineral with ample and proper copper and it should correct itself if that is indeed the cause.

Re: Bronze streak

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:59 pm
by kenny thomas
I think with her it's the fact that she is part Jersey.

Re: Bronze streak

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:22 am
by Nesikep
KT, that's a fact?

If it isn't caused by breed, my next culprit would be copper deficiency as well.

Re: Bronze streak

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:37 am
by Son of Butch
Nesikep wrote:KT, that's a fact?

If it isn't caused by breed, my next culprit would be copper deficiency as well.

I can't confirm it by head shape, but nose, ears and overall dairyness lead me to fully believe HoJo as well.

Re: Bronze streak

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:46 am
by Nesikep
I'm seeing a lot of Holstein.. not impossible to have any other breed in there either of course

Re: Bronze streak

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:14 pm
by Tomcolvin
Do you think I should give her about 8 grams of copper bolus? I give a grown goat 4 grams. ?