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FIELD KIDDING BOX SHOULD CONTAIN • Triodine for navel


• Navel scissors / navel clamps / regular scis- sors


• Ear tagger and ear tags (I prefer to use scra- pie tags) • Weigh sling and weigh scale • Nitrile gloves • “Write in the Rain” record book, all weather pen and pencils


• 50% Nolvasan wash for ear tags and ears • All weather paint stick (marker) • Hemostats and/or artery forceps • Collar and lead rope • Head lamp and binoculars


EMERGENCY BOX (READY TO GRAB) CONTAINS


• Thermometer and extra weigh sling • Two leg snares / head snare / gambrel restrainer • Collar and lead rope • Artificial insemination sleeves (used for cattle AI) and nitrile gloves • 60 cc syringe with catheter tip • Feeding tube and feeding bottle with nipple • Nasal syringe


• OB wire / OB lube / smooth 8 inch by 1 and one half inch open-ended tube • Sterile vaginal swabs


• Blood serum bleeding tubes / holder / needles / sharpie pen • Syringes (3cc/5cc/10cc) and 20 gauge ½ inch hypodermic needles • Small drying towels


Prepare now for kidding season By An Peischel ©2020 (Seventh in a series)


Getting ready to kid should be on your radar a minimum of two months before your actual estimated start date. This allows time to: get all fences in repair, order and pickup “bad weather” feed supply, strategically set up shelters in the kidding paddock(s), clean out and lime the barn, place shallower water troughs and mineral feeders for the kids and have a complete water quality test done. In the January issue (Goat Rancher 2020) I discussed “Kidding in the Brush”; this article was focused on a spring kidding. The does will be out browsing and forage quality could be questionable before spring growth starts. To supplement the kids with nutrition needed for growth, set up a creeper panel pen with weather proofed feeders. I realize not every farmer/rancher plans a spring kidding as there are local producers kidding now in the mid-Atlantic and South- east states.


Caution is needed as young kids be- come hypothermic very fast with cold, rainy, chilling weather.


The shelter provided should be protec- tive from wind, drafts and rain. The does need a higher level of nutrition (suggest hav- ing hay sampled for nutritional quality); at this time of year quality is decreasing rapidly in pastureland and wood lots.


Evaluate the livestock guardian dogs for their ability to protect kids and patrol. The guardians (and herding dogs) also need a higher quality of nutrition. Those dogs are amalgamated pre-kidding in the area to be


November 2020 | Goat Rancher 7


used so they can patrol and start identifying the predation pressure.


About three weeks before your kidding start date, the does should be vaccinated for clostridium perfringens C and D with teta- nus, fecal analysis completed, FAMACHA done, feet inspected and trimmed if needed, body condition score recorded (1-emaciated through 9-obese) and teeth checked. Culling


GENERAL TO HAVE ON HAND


• Colostrum and kid goat milk replacer • Extra bottles and nipples


• Nutrient supplement with electrolytes for scours


• Small drying towels / heating pad and box • Ketosis and milk fever products


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