Question Crystal (nanny) kidded Sat even around 7:00. Everything appeared normal, one kid 11.5 pounds, passed the afterbirth, ate most of it. since then she acts exhausted and eats very little. she feeds the kid with no problems, but now it looks as though her milk is drying up. only symptoms are tiredness, no appetite (even when we try to hand feed her favorites) and now diminishing milk supply. We are going to start the kid on kid milk replacer.is there anything we can/should be doing for Crystal? Crystal is 75% boer/25% angora about 6 or 7 years old.
Answer What is her temperature? Anything over 102.5 indicates a fever/infection. Does her breath smell sickly sweet? Did she have a large udder to start with? Is she on alfalfa? What color are her mucous membranes in the mouth? Good idea to just start the kid on milk replacer. Is Crystal passing gray or purplish appearing discharge/lochia? Let me know and I will get right back with you - Donna
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Organizations NAPgA, The Evergreen Packgoat Club, 4H, ADGA.
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