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Tomcolvin

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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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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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Nesikep":1z61fd9a said:
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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Do you think I should give her about 8 grams of copper bolus? I give a grown goat 4 grams. ?
 

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