Remember yesterday how I was noting Irma's massive hair-loss? Well it looks like it may be a selenium deficiency that has caused it. I read online that it is common for does to become selenium deficient during and after their pregnancies, as the use up their selenium pretty quickly. Plus, we live in a selenium deficient area anyway.
I will be giving her a shot of BoSe (an injectable selenium supplement) this afternoon. Poor girl! I feel like such a bad goat-owner. I really hate that she molted her coat so soon, too, as it still had some growing out to do. Oh well, live and learn!
This weekend I will also be doing hoof trimmings and copper & CD&T dosing for all the goaties. This winter was rough on their hooves, and I have been working on getting them back on track.
Ah, the joys of goat keeping! (I don't mean that sarcastically, either!)
Have a lovely afternoon,