Weak Doeling-New Member asks:

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by GoofyGoat, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    @JessicaLL2020 Here's a thread for you.

    I got this in a PM...

    Hello. I’m new on Goat Spot! I have a doeling that 3 days old. She was the first one of four babies. She was breeched. I believe she could have lost oxygen before she was born. She did not get up and nurse after she was born. After alittle while I brought her in on a heating pad and warmed her up. I’m trying to bottle feed her. I milked mom for colostrum and not on replacement with some molasses in it. She will not suck. I have tube fed her some. She is getting up and walking some but will just stand still for awhile. Any suggestions to get her going will be great! I had a vet suggest she could not be all there in the head. Is that possible?
     
  2. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    I advised her to give Vit B complex and Use mom's milk or whole cows milk. I have to jump offline...we are crazy at work today...Good Luck
     
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  3. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Texas
    What is her temperature? A pea sized amount of probios on your finger swiped on the roof of her mouth, may help.
    A pinch of baking soda in her first bottle of the day
    Whole cows milk or moms milk is better that replacer, but with the pandemic, whole milk may be a challenge to get.
    B complex shot. 4 cc / 100 lbs SQ
    If i think of anything else, i will post!
    Good luck!
     
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  4. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Texas
    Possibly. It is rare, but you never know. Just keep fighting for her!
     
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  5. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Possible but waking up the brain with vitamin B helps. Although I'm not sure if it helps past the first 24 hours.
     
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  6. JessicaLL2020

    JessicaLL2020 New Member

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    Mar 31, 2020
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    Her temp is 101.
     
  7. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Texas
    Temp is a bit low, maybe a heating pad. make sure she is able to get away from it when she warms up!
     
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  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree with the vit B complex.

    Make sure the kid gets milk.
    You do not want to over feed, just have something in the tummy.
    Not too tight or too empty.

    Temp is fine.

    A small 1/4 to 1/2 cc Bo-se shot depending on kid size.
    Or selenium gel.

    Nutra drench will help stimulate appetite and give energy.

    Keep the kid warm.

    Here is a good link.
    https://www.thegoatspot.net/threads/inactive-newborn-kids.117938/
     
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  9. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    Sorry...long day!
    I really hope the baby picks up. Keep going for a few days with he vitamin b complex ...you got great advice from the group.
     
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  10. JessicaLL2020

    JessicaLL2020 New Member

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    Thank you all! She’s had great improvement within 24hours! She’s now sucking 3oz of cows milk from bottle every 4 hours! Started jumping and being playful this morning!
     
  11. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Texas
  12. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    FANTASTIC! THIS IS SO GOOD TO HEAR!
     
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  13. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  14. Treva Brodt

    Treva Brodt Well-Known Member

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    Jan 10, 2019
    West Union, Ohio
    I found out by accident that a kid will not suck on a bottle that isn't warm enough. It has to be warmer than a baby bottle. Warm bottles to goat normal temp around 102.
     
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  15. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  16. Treva Brodt

    Treva Brodt Well-Known Member

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    Jan 10, 2019
    West Union, Ohio
    LOL. They'll spit that nipple back out as fast as they latched on to it!
     
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  17. J4Julz

    J4Julz Active Member

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    Mar 3, 2020
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    That's good news! I had two little ones that were a bit slow to start, and "all of the above" recommendations got them rolling quickly: B complex gel, Se & E gel, bottles with momma milk/colostrum, and access to minerals. I gave the B compex 3 days in a row, Se & E only once.

    They are now at 10 days and wholy schmoly, they are bouncy happy little girls!
     
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  18. JessicaLL2020

    JessicaLL2020 New Member

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    Ok I do have one more question! She’s now 4 days old and she weighs around 3.5 lbs. she’s eating around 4 oz every 4 hours. I’ve got her on cows milk. She’s starting to get some really loose stool. Kinda diarrhea. What can I give her to help that?
     
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  19. J4Julz

    J4Julz Active Member

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    Mar 3, 2020
    Mid-Michigan
    Do you have any Probios? That might help get her gut bacteria in order. Though the milk poop is kinda soft and pasty, quite yellow, until the system matures enough to make proper berries.

    I'm sure some other folks will have some more ideas as it could be a number of things.
     
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  20. JessicaLL2020

    JessicaLL2020 New Member

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    I do have probios! Should I just do plain warm cows milk? With nothing added to it?