Winter kiddings! What do You need?

Discussion in 'Beginners Goat Raising' started by RunAround, Jan 31, 2010.

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  1. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Here is a list of things you should have on hand for Winter/cold weather kiddings.
    (Some of these items are needed any time, but I have added some things that are really needed for cold weather.)
    -Towels and LOTS of them.
    -Molasses, Coffee and Whiskey. Yes All three. Mix them together in three equal parts for hypothermic kids and give 1/2-1cc orally every half hour until temp comes up.
    -Access to warm/hot water or something to heat water up like a microwave.
    -BoSe or Selenium Gel
    -Brooder/heat box of some sort for the kids to go in to warm up.
    -Kid size coats or old sweatshirt sleeves for coats.
    -OB Gloves
    -Oxytocin- To help a doe contract if cervix is dilated. Also to help stop hemorrhaging and to help pass the placenta. Oxytoxin is an RX item so you will need to get it from a vet.
    -Large plastic bag or trash bag- to wrap kid in before putting them in hot water to help warm them up
    -Heating pad
    -Bulb syringe for clearing airway
    -Calcium Drench
    -Nutri-Drench or Power Punch
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