what do i need in advance for delivery in goats

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by adorable, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2007
    near ottawa ontario
    What supplies do i need to have on hands when my goats have thier babies. ?
  2. cutiepieacres

    cutiepieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    S. CA
    I always have:
    Puppy Pads and towels- to catch and dry babies
    Betadine- to dip navels
    plain floss- to tie off navels if they are too long
    Scissors- to cut long navels and floss
    lube- if I need to assist
    Nose/mouth suction- if they need their airway cleaned out
    instant heat packs- if its cold to help warm babies
    Molasses- to add to the water for momma goat

    I think thats about it, and I just try to intervene as little as possible.
  3. ThornyRidge

    ThornyRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2008
    I would also recommend a baby monitor system ( I got a fisher price model from walmart) helps when you are expecting and can get out to the barn during birth if in the middle of the night and also after kids are born if there is any distress i.e. mom accidently lays on baby. I also recommend a handy kidding kit.. I keep my supplies in a medium sized plastic tub with lid so I can just grab it and go.

    I also keep on hand some nutridrench to give kids a squirt after they are dried off.. I also have tubes of Selenium e gel and goat colostrum gel that I use. good alfalfa hay for mom along with warm bucket of water and lots of love, I use naval dipper with low sting iodine and coat whole cord and under belly attachment area or an old 35 mm film container works good too.. plenty of clean towels, those just in case items would be a stomach tube for feeding emergencies, cell phone and vets number ready to go for emergencies and of course a camera for newborn photos!!! and don't forget lots of anxiety, panic and then of course swooning over the cutest things ever- baby goats.
  4. SheriM

    SheriM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Quote:Goat colostrum gel? Never heard of it but it sounds fantastic. Is it true colostrum, i.e. with all the antibodies, etc? Where do you get it? Chances are, though, that it's not available in Canada, but I just thought I'd ask.
  5. ThornyRidge

    ThornyRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2008
    The gel is not as good as the real thing but works in a pinch.. plus it has some beneficial bacteria and dried colostrum in the product.. I believe mom is best but a little supplement never hurt.. I just purchased a couple tubes through valleyvet.com not sure about shipping and such to Canada though.. check out their website..
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    my address, so you can ship me one! [​IMG]
  7. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    We dont have anything special on hand. Never needed anything. [​IMG]
  8. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2008
    north east Georgia
    you need all the supplies above and the vet on speed dial just in case. last wensday night I had to call the vet at 11.30p.m. , one of my first timers womb had to be put back in.
  9. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Quote:That rarely happens, weve never had it happen to a goat. [​IMG] Had it happen to a cow once.
  10. ()relics

    ()relics horse/dog shrink

    Jan 4, 2009
    Hopefully you won't need any of these things....You will go out to the barn in the morning and find a new kid; dry, standing, and nursing.
    I always keep a few dry clean towels in the barn none the less.

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