You can also see her black skin along her sides and on her legs. I thought it was because she was so huge from carrying the triplets that she'd rubbed the hair off her sides, but in my research I've found that hair loss is another symptom of copper deficiency (or can be a zinc deficiency).
So I bolused Star the end of April, and then again the end of May. The first time I dosed her I gave her the dosage for her weight. Then 30 days later I bolused her again with 1 1/2 times the dose for her weight. So in 30 days she got almost 3 doses of copper.
Here are is a picture from over the weekend.
Star looks fantastic now. She's had no more trouble with worms, and her coat is as sleek as it's ever been. As you can see she's still lighter colored in the armpit area and in her chest. I'll be curious to see if that ever totally goes away.
I also now think that Bear's interesting coloring is due to copper deficiency. I truly believe he should be black all over, instead of with the roan type coloring he has on his back half.
I'll be bolusing the whole herd the first of September, and then again in January. Then I plan to dose them twice a year from here on out.
Til next time............