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Bronze streak

Postby Tomcolvin » Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:20 pm

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

Postby Angus86 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:27 pm

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.
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Re: Bronze streak

Postby kenny thomas » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:59 pm

I think with her it's the fact that she is part Jersey.
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Re: Bronze streak

Postby Nesikep » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:22 am

KT, that's a fact?

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

Postby Son of Butch » Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:37 am

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.
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Re: Bronze streak

Postby Nesikep » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:46 am

I'm seeing a lot of Holstein.. not impossible to have any other breed in there either of course
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Re: Bronze streak

Postby Tomcolvin » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:14 pm

Do you think I should give her about 8 grams of copper bolus? I give a grown goat 4 grams. ?
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