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Looking for some advice--have a doe who had a very rough kidding today, had to take her into the university to get a breech kid pulled out. Very hard on her.

Now she is shivering, ears cold, won't eat and barely drinking. Gave her CMPK oral earlier today, b-complex, and electrolytes.

What else can I do?? Any advice is welcome...thanks in advance!!!!
 

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Do you think it's "milk fever" and/or ketosis? Seems like it would be early for an infection from pulling the kid out. I don't think that more calcium and some glucose would hurt.

Does she have a fever?

I don't have much experience, but I hope this helps.
 

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She is likely hypocalcemic (low calcium). I would do CMPK, but injectible, subQ. Over in the "Health and Wellness" section, beginning on page 5, I think, is the info on hypocalcemia (aka milk fever). If you don't have CMPK, there are alternatives listed there, but injectible ones are best. CMPK is prescription only, and a good thing to keep on hand.
 
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