Dead kid

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by QualityCaprine, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. QualityCaprine

    QualityCaprine New Member

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    Nov 24, 2007
    Nebraska
    One of the togg bucklings died this morning. He was 3 weeks old and looked perfectly healthy. I found him dead and very bloted this morning. I just gave all the other kids their CD+T shots. One of the other kids is a litttle blotted and acting a bit sluggish.
     
  2. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    I am so sorry that you lost one of your kids - :hug:

    Hopefully you can get some baking soda in the other and he will be ok for you.

    Allison
     

  3. QualityCaprine

    QualityCaprine New Member

    75
    Nov 24, 2007
    Nebraska
    Baking soda? How do I and how much do I give them?
     
  4. Anna

    Anna New Member

    439
    Oct 16, 2007
    Fayette, AL
    Are these mom raised? if not what are you feeding them and how much? If you can, get the C&D Antitoxin, and give it to all of the kids asap. This is short acting, but it last for a few weeks and doesn't need the second shot to take effect. Then you need to get baking soda into any that seem bloated, doesn't matter the amount just as much as you can, rub their rumen ( tummy on left side) If it is tight or you can feel the gas KEEP RUBBING WITH SOME FORCE. That will probably cause them to burp. That is a great sign!

    If it's enterotoximia (sp?) the only thing that would them is a double dose of the Antitoxin. It's great stuff to have on hand just in case...
     
  5. Anna

    Anna New Member

    439
    Oct 16, 2007
    Fayette, AL
    you wont see bloating with enterotoximia all of the time though, they are two seperate things caused by the same, overfeeding or change in feed. I'm betting you are just dealing with the bloat however. Baking soda goes down better if you wet it a little with water so it clumps and you can make little balls to give them. Leave some out free choice for all of your goaties. Good luck! ((((hugs))))so sorry you lost one! :(
     
  6. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    Did you consider floppy kid syndrome? they are about the right age for it, and you usually find bloated dead kids. Baking soda is the treatment for it, I usually just make a little ball and put it in their mouths. A great remedy for bloat(idk if this works on kids though) is if you take a piece of twine or rope and put it in their mouth(like you would a bit) and make them chew on it, eventually they will have to burp from chewing on the rope.
     
  7. susanne

    susanne New Member

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    Nov 12, 2007
    what are you feeding your kids?