Need Colostrum Recipe!!! Emergency!

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by sarahsboergoats, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. sarahsboergoats

    sarahsboergoats New Member

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    Jan 14, 2009
    Illinois
    My doe kidded today, didn't look like she was going to this soon. She doesn't have any milk and on top of all that the farm stores around here are closed for New Year's! Does anyone have a colostrum recipe? I would really appreciated it! :)
    ~Sarah
     
  2. Iwantgoats

    Iwantgoats New Member

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    Oct 3, 2008
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  3. Iwantgoats

    Iwantgoats New Member

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    Oct 3, 2008
    Missouri
    I would try to get the momma to nurse. When babies nurse the milk may drop.
     
  4. sarahsboergoats

    sarahsboergoats New Member

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    Jan 14, 2009
    Illinois
    I have just a tiny bit of nutidrench left. And I have regular goat milk replacer. Should I just give that and nutridrench?
     
  5. sarahsboergoats

    sarahsboergoats New Member

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    Jan 14, 2009
    Illinois
    ok. I'll try to see if I can get the doe to give a lil milk, but it looks to me like her udder is totally dry. if nothing comes, I'll try the recipe. Thanks!
    Sarah
     
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Can you get any Oxytocin....it will help her drop her milk....

    Also... if you massage and bump her udder... it helps to stimulate...can you milk out at least... an ice cube size of colostrum? Milk some into a 12cc syringe and give it to the baby.... the more you stimulate the Doe the better she will produce ... :hug:
     
  7. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    any milk at this point is better then nothing for the kid/s

    and also try to stimulate the mom for milk as the others mentioned
     
  8. MrKamir

    MrKamir New Member

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    Nov 1, 2009
    texas
    I am in the same predicament right now. My nigerian dwarf nanny had 4 this time and we found one outside by the woodshed alive this morning in the dark. How she got there i have no idea. Two are hanging on and barely making it. Of course, girls. We used the recipe someone posted on this thread and it is helping with the other 2 babies. As soon as the store opens, we are getting the colostrum. Any other ideas? I'm trying to get mama to feed so i've been milking her. This is not her first time kidding so I don't understand why she don't want to feed them. This is her first time having 4. Maybe overwhelmed?
     
  9. Hush Hills Fainters

    Hush Hills Fainters New Member

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    Oct 27, 2010
    Check the little ones temp...make sure they are warm enough
     
  10. MrKamir

    MrKamir New Member

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    Nov 1, 2009
    texas
    husband went to get the colostrum. I got 2 of them with me at the computer keeping them warm. One baby just died. She is licking on just one baby. He is standing up and looking healthy. We have not seen her feed him. I'm trying to save the 2 weak ones.
     
  11. Hush Hills Fainters

    Hush Hills Fainters New Member

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    Oct 27, 2010
    awwwww I am so sorry....I hate hearing that a baby didnt make it....
     
  12. MrKamir

    MrKamir New Member

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    Nov 1, 2009
    texas
    husband called and is getting what we need. he said he saw something called 911 for baby goats. what is that for? and is it good?
     
  13. milkmaid

    milkmaid I'm not addicted - I'm in love!

    Aw, I am sorry the baby died. :(
    I don't know about 911. I hope someone can help with that.
    You say you are milking the mother? Are you giving them her colostrum? It's very important for babies to get their own mother's colostrum. Replacement colostrum should only be a supplement if the mother has little milk (or a last resort if she has none).
     
  14. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    dont know what 911 is sorry

    have you milked mom to get the colostrum from her?

    what is the temp of the babies you are holding? if their temp is low (below 100) you need to get up

    to raise their temp give them 3cc of the following mixture:
    coffee
    karo
    whiskey (optional)

    This mixture warms them up from the inside but also wrap them in warm towels (from the dryer) or a heated blanket or heat pad

    other methods are to put them in a plastic bag and leaving thehead out submerge them in warm water

    only give colostrum/milk/replacer etc if their temp is above 100
     
  15. MrKamir

    MrKamir New Member

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    Nov 1, 2009
    texas
    i tried milking her and only a couple of squirts came out. Unusual to me because i'm used to mothers just gushing the stuff out. Her udder is not very big. as soon as hubby gets back i'm letting him take care of of the babies so i can attempt again. I'm a little overwhelmed right now. In what form should the coffee be? dry or something to drink?
     
  16. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    in the forum of a drink - ie liquid
     
  17. MrKamir

    MrKamir New Member

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    Nov 1, 2009
    texas
    Formula 911. Has anyone ever used it. I got one baby trying to stand up now.
     
  18. MrKamir

    MrKamir New Member

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    Nov 1, 2009
    texas
    thank you stacey. I'll get to it right now
     
  19. MrKamir

    MrKamir New Member

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    Nov 1, 2009
    texas
    wow one is standing up with that stuff,thank you
     
  20. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    glad they are doing better -- how is the one with mom? is he nursing on his own?