Selenium in Counties

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  1. AllWolf

    AllWolf We love all our animals

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    Can someone tell me how to understand the ppm.

    It is on the bags of some of my stuff for goats but what does the ppm stand for?

    I'm not dum just somethings I do not understand what it stands for. Always learning more and more.

    On this map does the dark blue stand for low or high in selenium?
    Selenium in Counties of the East-Central US

    Thanks for the help and advice. I've got to learn this very important for my goats and friends of mine too.
     
  2. pookshollow

    pookshollow Pook's Hollow

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    PPM means "parts per million". On the map, the darker the blue, the higher the amount of selenium.

    Hope that helps! :)
     

  3. AllWolf

    AllWolf We love all our animals

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    So would this be good or bad..?
    This is for Scott County, Virginia.
    Element Symbol Mean Std.dev. Minimum Maximum
    Selenium Se (ppm) 0.246 0.175 0.101 1.050

    Is this good or Bad?
    What is the ppm for goats to get for 100% sure. I live in the lower part of Va and want to make sure the Selenium intake isn't to high...

    Here is what is for my part of country..
    Element Symbol Mean Std.dev. Minimum Maximum
    Selenium Se (ppm) 0.990 0.903 0.138 4.065

    Why trying to find this out because it very important for here. I was told we are low so trying to make 100% sure on that.

    What is the right correct amount for a goat to have in Selenuim before having to have shots and etc..? :shrug: Isn't like 0.33 or ? I seen it somewhere's but can't find it now.

    Thanks. My Goats are my life..
     
  4. Bearfootfarm

    Bearfootfarm Hello, hello....is there anybody in there.....? Supporter

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    Most commercial feeds and minerals have selenium added. There doesnt seem to be a minimum established for goats that I could find. Many recommend giving the shots as a preventative when they are young since there is no seleinum in the mother's milk. But as long as youre not having problems with White Muscle Disease Id say they are getting all they need already