BoSE shots

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  1. Caprice Acres

    Caprice Acres AKA "mygoat" Staff Member Supporter

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    Tell me about BoSE... Dosage, when it's given, if I can give it with feed/minerals supplying selenium... and all that good stuff. I looked at a chart and I guess our area is deficient... Yay.
     
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    Caprice Acres AKA "mygoat" Staff Member Supporter

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    My Goat,

    Thought i would mention that not all areas are selenium deficient. So you might be fine with where you are at in not giving it. Suzy posted a pretty helpful link. I was going to add we gave about 1/2 cc of Bo-Se to kids and if we had a group that were still down on their pasterns we would give it to them about 3 times in a year. I have heard of some giving 1cc to kids. I would be a little cautious in that unless you know you have the deficiency. Mu-Se dose is about 1/4th the Bo-Se dose. There is an internet site called www.saanendoah.com that will have the selenium deficiency map on it for the nation.

    hope that helps,

    sonja
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  5. Caprice Acres

    Caprice Acres AKA "mygoat" Staff Member Supporter

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    Well, we're in lower MI, and for the nationwide selenium map (couldn't find it on the saanendoah site, but I do know where to find it on the hoegger site) it says I'm in a 'very low' area. I'll probably use gel selenium& vitamin E.
     
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    I've posted elsewhere that in our area (Calif) some breeders are really upping the amount of Bo-se they're giving. In addition, a breeder in WA that I bought my BOER buck from gave me her schedule of:

    1/4-1/2 cc at birth
    weight appropriate dose at 3 months (weaning)
    weight appropriate at 10 months to does prior to breeding
    weight appropriate dose 4-6 weeks prior to kidding
    weight appropriate dose 2 days post kidding, then back to the cycle of dosing at breeding, etc.
    This seems like a lot of BOSE but she said it's improved her stock-health. I am trying it for the next year to see.
     
  7. Caprice Acres

    Caprice Acres AKA "mygoat" Staff Member Supporter

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    Hmm, another thing I"m wondering is how to pronounce it? do I ask for BOSE (bows) or B-O-S-E? LOL
     
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    I know...its a good question isn't it??LOL! Its pronounced Bow-see, actually. :)
     
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    Can you buy BoSe over the counter or is it a vet only item? I haven't seen it in the catalogs (not that I was looking for it specifically). If you feed a goat feed with selenium in it, do you still need to use the BoSe?
     
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    BoSe script only, as far as I am aware. I would seriously question whether selenium levels in feed or even giving the gel would be enough to address a legitimate deficiency.