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#16 twostep OFFLINE  

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Posted January 16, 2014 - 08:54 PM

Is breech an automatic death sentance?



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Posted January 16, 2014 - 11:15 PM

We have raised both goats and sheep, still have 20 breeding sheep, and backwards births are surprisingly common. The key is to recognise that you are seeing back feet, and then get the little guy out of there as fast as possible. Compared to a cow, there is plenty of room inside a doe or ewe, and they are not going to break your arm when they strain while you are trying to help them. If I have to help a ewe and she has been working at it for a while before I get there, I always go back in and check to see if there is another one in there, just in case. I don't consider a backwards kid, lamb or calf a breech, to me a breech is when you only have a tail coming out with the back legs going forwards, or nothing showing at all, and when you go in all you feel is a smooth back,or the calf is upside down.  Then I call the vet. All that being said, 95% of the time there are no problems, and the finest sound in the barn is the little chuckle that a ewe gives when she is washing off her new babies.



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Posted January 17, 2014 - 10:04 AM

Is breech an automatic death sentance?

 

No, but I think due to both kids coming out backwards and her extended labor, something inside of her tore and she bled internally or the likes.

I guess your right. I just think as any of them coming out the wrong way is a breech.


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Posted January 17, 2014 - 11:07 AM

Sorry to hear she passed too Marty. Are your kids OK, they were kind of attached to all the Goats werent they?
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Posted January 17, 2014 - 11:16 AM

Sorry to hear about your bad luck.  I hope the kids get over is quickly.


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Posted January 17, 2014 - 12:24 PM

Sorry to hear she passed too Marty. Are your kids OK, they were kind of attached to all the Goats werent they?

 

They will be alright. We've had enough 4H animal deaths, they've learned to live with it. Can't say my kids don't understand the circle of life.

Kind of good to see a 16 yr old boy cry though, I know he has a soft heart. It was his goat, he has decided also no more breeding, buy them in spring, sell them at fair in July.


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