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#1 - Obie with spotted nose, pre copper.
Note the light area around her eyes. Actually, this isn't a very representative photo (I had to darken it up to better show the light spots on her nose). She was lighter than she appears in this shot - see picture #2, a light red brown. I'm still looking for one that shows a good shot of her nose later on, after copper.

I have some better comparison shots of her I'll find and get up here one of these days.
You can REALLY see the color difference a few months after a couple of copper boluses. It's evident in #3. Unfortunatly, she was riddled with CAE (#4) by then, and we had to have her put down. A hard lesson learned about CAE prevention, pasteurization, pooling raw milk, etc. for a young FFA girl, who's done some amazing things with her animals (Obie and La Mancha) following this heartbreak. She has as beautiful, well managed Obie's as you'll find anywhere.
With color that nearly blinds you. :-)





October 1998

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