Sunday, April 25, 2010

No, It's Not Dead

Our last two nannies have kidded. Tickle, one of E's pet goats, kidded Friday afternoon. A pet goat is one that was bottle raised. Only these and their offspring get names.
This morning J brought one of her twins to the house looking like this. It is not unusual for one to get chilled and crash. It rained last night so that could have contributed to the crash.
The biggest thing is to get them warm. I washed the mud off and toweled him dry. I then tube fed him some milk replacer and placed him on a heating pad and in front of an electric heater. After a few rotations he was ready for the green bucket while we went to church.
When we got home he was strong enough to stand. I tube fed him again before lunch.
Emma had to perform her nursing duties before I could take him back to Tickle.
Luckily, she took him right back and he has nursed several times this afternoon and evening. Hopefully, all will be well in the morning.

2 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

What a cutie! glad he is on the mend . Cold is the worst thing for these babies , it is one of the reasons we moved our calving season to April , and what a difference it made! Love your dog , what a darling!

Cattle Call Farm said...

Glad to hear he pulled through. Seems like we will have a pretty day and no babies, if you have been following you know I have 2 young cows patiently waiting some new arrivals. Probably be tomorrow night, supposed to get back down in the 30's. That's probably when they will both pop out.

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