i was wondering if dorper sheep can take Copasure its a copper capsule. without them getting hurt


While Copasure advertises that it is OK to give to sheep, in my experience, I find it a bit dangerous. Goats- not a problem. But sheep. YIPES.   Before giving them this capsule, I would make sure I have a vet check their copper levels to see if the medicine would be effect and warranted.  Sheep, unlike goats, can be poisoned by copper.  While some copper (and I mean  little) is fine in their diet, too much can kill them.

For doper sheep, using this as a wormer, studies have indicated that a smaller dose does as well as a larger dose when dealing with parasite.  Recommendations say 0.5 g or 1 g COWP every 6 weeks (May-October).

Good luck to you!!



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I can answer most questions about raising, breeding, feeding, showing,typical illnesses, pregnancy, birthing, bottle feeding,showing and sheering sheep. I have raised sheep for show and production for 20 years. The breeds of sheep I am most familier with are Crossbred, Suffolk, Hampshire- basically black face sheep. I deal with the classification of meat sheep over bred for wool sheep.


I have raised a flock of sheep for 20 years on our farm. Very involved in 4H, FFA aspects and their rules, jackpot shows, state, regional, county and local shows.

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Many breed awards- champion and grand champion awards in Kansas for the past 20 years, showmanship awards at local and state level in Kansas.

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