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Goat Kids: Facts to Know about Raising the Newborns

Saturday 13 July 2013

A kid (young goat) feeding from two bottlesIf you have goat kids or are expecting some, there are a few essential things to know about your baby goat(s). There are management guidelines farmers have come up with to produce the finest of bucks and nannies that should not go ignored. Focusing on the nutrition, housing, hygiene care, and exercising of a kid will help greatly with creating an amazing flock. One should even have a veterinarian to regularly check the health of their newborn or youngster.

In the very beginning stages of a kid’s life, you should be prepared to help deliver the nanny’s baby. Once the baby goat drops, you will have to cut its navel cord from its mother. Trim it 3 to 4 inches long from the kid’s body, then dip the tip of it in iodine solution. This act will prevent infection from bacteria and dry the fleshy extension quickly. If there is blood on the cord, you will have to tie the navel with surgical suture material.