Message Title: Oxytocin for Momma
Author: nancy Posted: 06\21\2001 06:43
Gail, Whenever we have to help mom deliver her calf we also take some of the afterbirth and make her eat it. She has to eat it! We also bought a security camera that could be divided into four screens and placed cameras in different corners to make sure we see them bond. The camera/tv system was about $1,000.00 and worth every penny. It sure made it easy to decide when to interveen. One year we had a mother that didn't lick her calf off right away but let him nurse and unless you can see it - its all a guess and those guesses can be pretty costly. I wish you all the best of luck.