Ear Question

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Beverrlly, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. Beverrlly

    Beverrlly New Member

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    I have a Nigerian Dwarf doe who was born very skinny and weak. Her ears drooped down to an airplane-ear like height when she was born. Slowly they are getting a little higher but they're still not erect ears. Will she eventually have erect ears of do I have to do something to help it along??
     
  2. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    how old is she ? might try taping them up.
     

  3. Beverrlly

    Beverrlly New Member

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    She's only 3 days old. Born on March 25th. How do I tape them--just splint them up with something and tape around. Or staple it on there like Evil Vicki?? :peepwall (JUST KIDDING!!)
     
  4. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    yep probably need splints but also did you give her a shot of BoSe?? Vit E??
     
  5. Kaye White

    Kaye White New Member

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    At 3 days...I wouldn't do anything to them. I've got 6 day old -induced-Togg kids with ears drooped. They kinda' look like german shepard puppies when their ears start standing. :lol They WILL stand on their own. But, do as Sondra suggested...Bo-Se and Vit. E.
    Usually when I have droopy ears, I will give them another shot of Bo-Se/vit.E on day 4 just to hurry the process along.
    Not a panic situation.
    Kaye
     
  6. Cotton Eyed Does

    Cotton Eyed Does New Member

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    Yep, Alpines do that too sometimes. Just wait a couple of days.
     
  7. Beverrlly

    Beverrlly New Member

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    That's what I was thinking...I'll give her a little BoSe and a Vit E capsule but I'm always very careful with that stuff since we have more than adequate soil selenium here in North Dakota.
     
  8. Cotton Eyed Does

    Cotton Eyed Does New Member

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    Don't you just love the answers that say.... "Do nothing". :=)
     
  9. Yup, they will go up in a day or two :)
    Becky