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Please list supplies you keep on hand for kidding. Anything pre and post birth as well.

Note what others have posted before you before posting so that there aren't repeat posts of the same supplies. Thank you.
 

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Ok... let's see if I can keep from forgetting anything...

Iodine- for umbilical cord
Towels- PLENTY for cleaning up the baby(s) and Mom if necessary
Wormer- for Mom after delivery
Gloves- incase of complications
Penicilin- also incase of complications and you have to go in

hhhmmmm... I am sure I am forgetting something.... some people keep scales handy for weighing... oh and of course a camera for all the cute pics :D
 

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Bucket of warm molasses water
Lots of towels
dry bedding for afterwards
stool to sit on
big cup of coffee


my moniter is always on so hubby can listen in on me coaching and comforting my girls...then he comes to see the babies after all is done.
(Mind you that he's warm and comfy while I'm usually froze!!)
 

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I make a list and keep all handy in a bucket that is sealed.

needles
syringes
iodine
cotton balls
puppy pads: to give kids a clean place to land
dental floss: to tie off umbilical cords
sterile surgical scissors: to cut long umbilical cords
gloves
pennicilin
towels
bucket for warm water
molasses
nutri-drench
bottles
hand milker
heat lamp
wormer
clean bedding

I am sure I am forgetting something and I will add to my list as I remember.
 

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BoSe - for the kids if you give it
Scale - get birth weight
Paper - keep records
Propylene Glycol - ketosis
aspirator - in case need to get yuck out of kid's mouth or nose
Strong antibiotic - in case something crazy happens
Vet's number
stethescope - check kid's heart (detect abnormalities)'
coffee - in case kid needs fast energy (VERY little)
Tube - in case it won't eat
colostrum powder or frozen colostrum - in case mom doesn't have it or kid ain't getting it
 

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WOW, this is great. I have my supply cabinet ready for the kidding season to start, but s a challenge, to my 4Her,s I have asked them to email me the things that they thing they should have on hand. I was asked by some of the new kids that are in or group this year, and instead of me doing it I told all the "old" kids to get the list to me and I would get it together for everyone and give it out at the next meeting. We are doing the same for a SIMPLE vet kit. I have one kit for kidding and a separate one for the regular med kit, that way I do not have to have ALL the stuff out in the barn f I don't need it. I have left stuff out there and it froze, so it has saved me money.

The only thing I see that I have in my kidding kit that is not listed is
NutraDrench
Thermometer .
Calcium

I think you all did it. Great list.
 

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I also throw some plastic bags in there to clean everything up afterwords. Something to put afterbirth and if there are any - dead kids in.
scissors vets number goat peoples number in case you need help towels clean straw kid feeding tube and syringe hair dryer heat treated colostrum one of those things to suck gunk out of kids nose and mouth treat for mom usually nuts or something snacks for you maybe a set of cards sometimes it takes awhile iodine and dental floss molasses a cahir for you a blanket it gets cold in the barn some nights.
this is all i can think of for now.

beth
 

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This is copied from an article I wrote:
For kidding remedies, we give Caulophyllum 30c 3x a week the month before they kid, and a week after they kid. This helps to tone the uterus and prepare it for birth. It also helps in preventing retained placenta. The week before the does are due to kid, they get Pulsatilla 30c, this also helps with the uterus and will actually help to get the kids into position before they kid. If a doe has a hard delivery where we have to go in and assist, we don't give penicillin. We give Sepia 30c for a week. Sepia also works if you have a bad mother that really isn't interested in her kids. Those three remedies, are all womens remedies. Also, after paticularly hard births, does get Arnica Montana 30c for pain, bruising and swelling. Arnica is a good remedy to keep around anyway for pain.
For kids, right after they are born, kids get Antimonium Tart. This helps with treating and preventing asparation. Dose: 30c once an hour for a couple hours. Kids also get E Coli nosode at birth. The E coli nosode is to be giving at birth, 12, 24, 36, 48 and 72 hours. For kids that act "dead" or seem to fail to thrive or like they aren't going to make it, they get Carbo Veg. 30c. This remedy helps to treat shock or morbid patients.
Kids also get Calc Phos 30c. This helps with growing, and helps them to grow into strong productive animals.


We have done our own personal experiements and have found that does who do not get Caulophyllum or Pulsatilla before kidding have more kidding problems that the does that do get it.
 

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Sarah, where do you get all of your natural stuff for your goats? I'm all for doing things naturally whenever possible. Just curious.
 

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these lists look great. i'm not planning any kiddings any time soon, but still these look great.
do you ever need
lubricant to ease exams? rubber gloves? the sanitzer hand washes?
 

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Mineral oil works the best for lubricant, I don't wear latex gloves to assist because I can't grab anything with them. I usually wash off with hot soapy water then cover my arms with towels and go back out to the barn.
After births are assisted, we give large doses of vitamin C mix with warm water and raisins. This prevents any uterine infections and also helps them get all the placenta out.
 

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i was thinking of ky jelly for lubricant, doesn't leave an oily mess behind. i know you like vit c, but i would also be more comfortable with an antibiotic if i had done much internal maneuvering. the large exposed area of the uterus, where the placenta was attached, is a direct route for bacteria to the blood stream, plus any tears along the birth canal. hand washing must be with friction and for at least ten minutes to be effective, as well; arms, too.
 

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Well for the past 2 kidding seasons we have only used Vitamin C in high doses after assisting and we havne't had problems with uterine infections. In fact, to give you an example of how much we don't use anti biotics, I had a doe that got sick, I couldn't figure out what was wrong with her. Gave her remedies for morbidness and also penicillin(I was desperate) I have a feeling that the pen. weakened her immune system because she has had 3 really bad cases of mastitis this year and she had no problems last year and none of hte other girls in the same barn she is in have any problems.
JMO, I only use anti biotics now if it is absolutely necessary.
 

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Really? Whey is a natural anti biotic? I didn't know that.
Garlic is also a natural anti biotic(they say garlic is more powerful than anything you can give) but since we milk our girls, I try to use that only if I absolutely have too. We sometimes pack wounds with garlic and its great stuff. :D
 

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Iv'e heard about garlic. Yeah Whey is what some organic famers use in place of anti biotics and it works better than any anti biotic AND it doesn't kill the good bacteria.
 
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