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To Bottle Feed or NOT

Posted by Michael on April 03, 2001 at 22:08:13:

I recently (8 days ago) had a doe (Boer) give birth to triplets. All was going just fine until today. I noticed that she is not wanting one of the kids to nurse. She doesn't seem to have a problem with the other two nursing. The kid that is being banished by her mother is very aggressive and hungry. This kid gets pretty rough when it goes to nurse. My instincts tells me that this kid may need my help or it may perish. Presently the kid seems to be in very good health, but I am not sure just how much of mother's milk it is managing to get by sneaking up on mother when her back is turned. Would you agree that bottle feeding this one kid would be a good solution? And if YES, short of having a milk replacer on hand, what would be a good formula for goat milk substitute? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.


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