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How do i keep a baby goat alive? 5 days old and momma wont

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how do i keep a baby goat alive? 5 days old and momma wont let him feed.he is to weak to feed on his own or stand..what can i do or give him?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Expert:  Dan C., DVM replied 2 years ago.
Hello, and thank you for the question.
I'm very sorry to hear about Blue's condition. Young, sick kids can be a challenge to get healthy, depepnding on the cause of the illness. I'd like to ask you a few questions so we can perhaps find the cause of Blue's problem.
1): What breed is Blue, and how many other kids were born with him?
2): When Blue was first born, did he get the initial milk from his mother (a thick, yellow substance known as colostrum)?
3): Has Blue ever acted normally since being born?
4): Were there any problems during his delivery that you are aware of?
5): Does he have a suckle reflex, meaning will he try to suck on a nipple if you place it in his mouth?
6): Was his Mom current on vaccines and BoSe?
Thanks, ***** ***** looking forward to hearing from you.
-Dan C.
Expert:  Dan C., DVM replied 2 years ago.
Just wanted to let you know that I'll be signing off for the evening. I'll be checking for your responses first thing in the morning.
Many thanks,
-Dan C.
Expert:  Dan C., DVM replied 2 years ago.
Any further questions?
Thanks again, *****