Copper (Cu) is an essential trace mineral required for the healing of normal connective tissues including tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bone. Copper is also important for vibrant color in a goat’s skin and coat pigments. Copper has also shown to key for proper nerve signaling and the absorption and utilization of Iron. And of course Iron is key for healthy blood.
Copper deficiency in goats can result in poor hair coats, reduced growth, reduced fertility and impaired immune system function.