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Re: blind goat
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Posted by melissa on June 23, 2001 at 10:43:41:

In Reply to: Re: blind goat posted by Helene on June 23, 2001 at 07:04:38:

I agree with Vicki that it is very possible for this blind doe to have a productive life-even if she remains blind. Goats are herd animals so as long as she has a companion to look out for her she'll be fine. A breeder friend has a blind/deaf bitch raise a litter of puppies that their 'normal' mother had rejected (this bitch had an hysterical pregnancy),so as long as the blindness is not something heireditary you could even breed her.

Helene- many breeders practise CAE prevention which requires that kids eat only pasturised colostrum and milk so all kids are taken away at birth (some breeders only take the does)My Alpine who does have CAE was a bit miffed when I took her kid but we used teat tape and he got used to a bottle and she could have him to mother she just didn't nurse him. Bottle kids are easier to work with as adults too,less skittish.

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