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Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Dkfarm, Jan 11, 2018.
Female will not stand no fever eating drinking pooping fine what do I do looking for direction
Do you have white tail deer in your area?
We have mule tail dear
Does she have any of these symptoms.
Yes I think she is got meningeal worms not good
You need a vet as soon as possible to have a chance at saving her!
Yes in process now
Keep us posted please.
Mule Tail deer do not carry Meningeal. Only white tail. What part of the country are you in?
How old is the doe? Pregnant? Do you know how to look at FAMACHA to check for anemia in the eyelids?
I agree with Saletylove.
Good questions as well.
I live in western Washington she has every symptom described
Not a lot detail.
If you suspect meningeal worm start treatment right away. I use 23 cc per 100 lbs safeguard fenbendazole paste.
Or liquid 1 cc per 7 lbs is what others use. 1 x a day for 5-7 days.
Give a SQ shot of Ivomec cattle inj 1 x
1 cc per 20 lbs.
If she is pulling her head to the side, treat for polio and listeria.
Is she pregnant?
If so, it may be calcium deficiency. Are her ankles swollen?
Check her ketones or offer her warm molasses water.
Not sure exactly what is happening with her so I am throwing it all out there.
So this one is the new one for me every time I checked her last night no signs of giving birth this morning check her at three and six before I left for work no signs she was any different my husband came home at two in the afternoon to two babies alive one stillborn i’ve only had goats for three years now and I’ve been through a few births never had a goat lay down and not stand even when we tried to help her stand I feel very stupid now. Thank you all for your wonderful advice and I appreciate it all
So she’s standing now? If so, it’s likely that skeletal shifts during labor pinched a nerve and temporarily paralyzed her.
Wow I am so thankful that she is standing but the new challenge is she is not letting babies nurse at all
Hold her still or tie her up and help them nurse every couple hours.
Ya don't let her get away with that. Tie her parallel along a fence if you have to but get those kids latched. They need the colostrum from her.
Glad it was a pinched nerve.
Will do you guys are great thank you
They need to nurse every 2-3 hours for the first day so you will have to work hard tonight but hopefully she will get the idea soon. Lock them in a small pen or stall together when you aren't there to help the bonding. Is she cleaning and talking to them just jumpy about nursing? Her udder might be very tight and tender. You can milk off a little to release pressure if needed but be very persistent getting those kids latched. It takes a lot of patience. You got this!
Well doe will only stand for just a few minutes and still has the afterbirth placenta hanging out of her this morning I have been trying all night to get the kids to latch on her but have been unsuccessful I have been bottle feeding the babies after trying to get them to nurse from the doe they are doing well but the doe does not seem to be getting better. I gave her b complex last night as well as red cell she is looking pale in her eye lids so I figured anything would help. Looking for more suggestions so I dont lose the doe and I am continuing to try to get the kids to nurse. Thanks