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Belladonna01

  • Joined Aug 2017
  • Swansea
3 day old kid
« on: April 14, 2020, 08:26:48 pm »
 I have a tiny  boer kid thats from a first time mother its 3 days old.  Problem being she's to small and not strong enough to reach her mothers teats. she suckles when lifted to them, she isn't really walking as such but can stand a  bit.  My other kids are 3 times the size.  I am unsure at this stage what to do . It is a real tie having to regularly help  her feed and at the same time so disapointing  that she isn't mobile enough is there something to give? or do?Many thanks
« Last Edit: April 14, 2020, 08:32:55 pm by Belladonna01 »

Scarlet.Dragon

  • Joined May 2015
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: 3 day old kid
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2020, 12:03:36 am »
If she's not mobile at 3 days old then I'd think there's more going on than her just being small.  Was she an only kid?  Is she premature?  Did she get colostrum within a few hours of birth?  Is her mum producing milk and if so how big are the teats, can she latch on successfully?  Sounds like bottle feeding/continuing support may be your only option for the foreseeable future, but the mobility is more of a concern if she's not up and bounding about at this point. What mobility does she have?
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical and expecting more than others think is possible.

Belladonna01

  • Joined Aug 2017
  • Swansea
Re: 3 day old kid
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2020, 08:55:44 pm »
  She was one of two very undersized though full term ,from a first time 2yr old prime example boer . The other kid died after unsuccessful attempts inc tube feeding.    I Have had to bring her home today following the mothers actions of eating one of her ears. The kid was a good feeder when presented to the teat,now at home she has taken to milk by bottle. I will persist to help her standing.Spoke with vet today she said theres nothing she can really give her other than what I am now doing. Thank  you for replying

Scarlet.Dragon

  • Joined May 2015
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: 3 day old kid
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2020, 10:31:14 pm »
It may be worth getting her/making her a cart to help with mobility.  Although it's not an ideal situation, there have been occasions when animals have started in a cart and gradually strengthened to enable them to do it alone eventually.  Good luck with her!
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical and expecting more than others think is possible.

Belladonna01

  • Joined Aug 2017
  • Swansea
Re: 3 day old kid
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2020, 09:21:39 pm »
Good news today  Dragon Scarlet, the infant was on her feet this morning when i went in to see her in her box, fed well, tried getting herself on all fours most of the day, took her to mix with other kids in paddock for an hour , result! she walked  and settled down a few times... I feel we have turned the corner that other kids reach within their first few hours. 

Scarlet.Dragon

  • Joined May 2015
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: 3 day old kid
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2020, 10:58:51 am »
Fantastic news!!!  Fingers crossed it continues and she goes on to fulfil her potential.
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical and expecting more than others think is possible.

Nirmal77

  • Joined May 2020
Re: 3 day old kid
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2020, 08:10:59 pm »
Read all the story and feeling happy that kid stand on her feet

 

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