BoSe okay just prior to kidding?

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  1. moosemaniac

    moosemaniac Well-Known Member

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    Is it okay to give a pregnant doe BoSe just prior to her being due?

    Ruth
     
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    Shazza Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hi Ruth...how do you know she is selinium deficient?
     

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    mpillow Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I think it would be okay and also give some to the kids when born....

    Usually its 4-5 weeks before due date that you give it....I think because thats when the babies are growing the most so if she is really close chances are it wont benefit the kids as much before they are born.
     
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    susanne Nubian dairy goat breeder

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    i think you are supposed to give it three weeks prior to kidding. and when kids are born give it to the kids too if they are weak.
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    moosemaniac Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone. I had a recent horrible kidding. The only live birth seemed to have floppy kid syndrome. He didn't live very long either.

    Ruth
     
  7. caroline00

    caroline00 Well-Known Member

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    in that case, yes, I'd go ahead and give it, especially if they are field bred and you dont have exact dates.