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K so my doe is at the breeders right now we r getting her back on the weekend so I'm trying to get prepared for the kidding

So firstly what shots do I have to give her and how late in pregnancy
Seconded can heaters cause a fire?
What should be put in my kidding kit?

I really need answers please and thank you!
 

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How exciting!
First of all, everyone prepares for kidding a little differently as far as any vacs go.
If she isn't UDT on her CDT that can be given a couple of weeks before she is due. BoSe if you are in selenium def area.

We don't use heat of any kind at all but kidding needs to be done in a draft free area. We put a large box or tote on it's side for kids to go into.
 

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How exciting! First of all, everyone prepares for kidding a little differently as far as any vacs go. If she isn't UDT on her CDT that can be given a couple of weeks before she is due. BoSe if you are in selenium def area. We don't use heat of any kind at all but kidding needs to be done in a draft free area. We put a large box or tote on it's side for kids to go into.
I'm so sorry but could u explain what those vaccines do?
 

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UTD means up to date. CDT is clostridium prefinges type c and d and the T is for tetanus. This protects against enterotoxemia and tetanus. Enterotoxemia is also known as the over eating disease. We give it to pregnant does about two weeks before kidding so that she can pass the antibodies on to her kids through the umbilical cord.

It's up to you if you want to use heat lamps. Also depends on your area. In Gunnison, CO where I live, our winters are long, very cold, and can be pretty tough. Just be mindful of the risk of fire if they are too close to the straw or if a goat can break the bulbs (mine can because of their horns).

I like to have molasses on hand for mom after kidding. I put it in some warm water to let her drink and get a boost. I like to have a couple towels, lubricant in case I have to pull, I have a kid emergency tube, dental floss for the umbilical cord if I need it. I also have iodine and a shallow dish to dip the cords. I have kid pullers although I've never used them. I also have goat nutridrench for weak kids or if its very very cold. I also have powdered and frozen colostrum.

Research around. It's different for everyone
 

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UTD means up to date. CDT is clostridium prefinges type c and d and the T is for tetanus. This protects against enterotoxemia and tetanus. Enterotoxemia is also known as the over eating disease. We give it to pregnant does about two weeks before kidding so that she can pass the antibodies on to her kids through the umbilical cord. It's up to you if you want to use heat lamps. Also depends on your area. In Gunnison, CO where I live, our winters are long, very cold, and can be pretty tough. Just be mindful of the risk of fire if they are too close to the straw or if a goat can break the bulbs (mine can because of their horns). I like to have molasses on hand for mom after kidding. I put it in some warm water to let her drink and get a boost. I like to have a couple towels, lubricant in case I have to pull, I have a kid emergency tube, dental floss for the umbilical cord if I need it. I also have iodine and a shallow dish to dip the cords. I have kid pullers although I've never used them. I also have goat nutridrench for weak kids or if its very very cold. I also have powdered and frozen colostrum. Research around. It's different for everyone
vhow will I know if she took or not?
 

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Watch for her to go back into heat.
I also get dog sweaters to put on them if it is really cold. If I have to use a heat lamp it is only for 24 hours and it is high so they can't touch it. I only use that when it is below zero.
Where are you located at?
You Well have time to get your kit ready. I also give mom her cdt 2-4 weeks before she is due. If you give mom the shot in that time frame them the babies need a shot at 4 weeks and again 4 weeks after that.
The cdt is always 2CC No matter the she and it is Sub Q
 

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I also don't use heat lamps mainly for 3 different reasons....I'm up all night thinking about those things causing a fire.....they can run a electric bill up fast and the over all main reason is because its hard for them to adjust to the real temps. I will admit I use them only if kids are born on a late cold night so I'm not up for ever trying to help mom dry the too that seems to take for ever lol.
My kidding box is basically the same as above except the kid puller I threw away and in its place I have about 10 hay strings. IMO the puller sucks. I use the hay strings to pull or keep track of legs that like to keep disappearing on me :) and I have them in a box because although I have a million never seem to find one when I need it. Ohhh and I also have goals....lots of them and a baby snot sucker......well 3 because my kids seem to take off with them.
 

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I don't hesitate to use heat lamps if necessary. I make sure they are secure and out of reach of the goats.
 

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I also don't use heat lamps mainly for 3 different reasons....I'm up all night thinking about those things causing a fire.....they can run a electric bill up fast and the over all main reason is because its hard for them to adjust to the real temps. I will admit I use them only if kids are born on a late cold night so I'm not up for ever trying to help mom dry the too that seems to take for ever lol. My kidding box is basically the same as above except the kid puller I threw away and in its place I have about 10 hay strings. IMO the puller sucks. I use the hay strings to pull or keep track of legs that like to keep disappearing on me :) and I have them in a box because although I have a million never seem to find one when I need it. Ohhh and I also have goals....lots of them and a baby snot sucker......well 3 because my kids seem to take off with them.
Could I use old hair dryers for newborn kids?i just got her back my mom is going to ultrasound her next week probley Tuesday or Wednesday
 
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