for people who love the littlest dairy goats
Welcome! I think this is the first time I've ever heard of a goat eating a bolus like that. Some people hide them in marshmallows or bananas. I just open the capsules and sprinkle the COWP on a little grain. The featured video on my Facebook page talks about this very subject and shows you how I give COWP to my goats:
In response to your other questions ... I've seen improvement in the coat in about two weeks. I'd suggest taking a picture of everyone now so that you can compare coat color better. But I've also noticed old hair falling out and new, softer hair coming in, which you can feel.
In studying COWP for parasites, they have bolused some sheep and goats as often as monthly for up to four months. I wouldn't do that normally, as most goats only need it every 3 to 6 months for copper supplementation. I have given a second dose a month later in a goat that had a bad case of parasites, and she blew her coat like crazy, which a few other people have also mentioned happening.
Since this is like a true double-blind study (at least blind humans), it will be interesting to see if you notice a difference between the goats. Please let us know!
Thanks so much, Deborah! I've been reading your book "Raising Goats Naturally" and am very much enjoying it. I ended up giving another bolus about a week ago after her coat didn't improve. Hopefully we'll see some improvements! She still has some flaky skin and rough coat but is giving 4-5 cups of milk a day and doing well otherwise. Thanks again!