IT'S BABY GOAT SEASON!
Here is how to properly dip a baby goats umbilical to prevent infection.
Supplies you will need:
How to Dip the Umbilical
Why? Is it Necessary?
Dipping prevents bacteria from traveling up the umbilical and into your baby goats body. Since they have no immunity, babies can easily get sick. Especially in domestic situations where they will be exposed to concentrated levels of parasites and bacteria in their new environment. Infections can be acquired from the soil, pasture, bedding, feces, and urine. The iodine solution helps keep the umbilical sterile as the blood vessels in its tissues slowly seal up.
Common symptoms of an infected umbilical, or illness contracted through an umbilical of a newborn kid/lamb may include:
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