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THIS BOARD WILL BE DOWN FOR A LITTLE WHILE. NOT SURE WHEN. I NEED TO DO UPDATES ON IT.
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Postby kathy » Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:36 pm

have a new baby llama. The mother isn't doing well. what type of milk replacer is best? any info would be helpful
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Postby TamanduaGirl » Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:59 pm

oats milk or lamb replacer
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Postby flawlesserr » Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:26 am

Lamb/goat replacement milk (dry formula) mix with hot water and plain yogurt.

That's what we used. It worked well.
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Postby Lasergrl » Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:52 am

wow, llamas seem really fragile!
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Postby kathy » Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:49 am

Can i get a feeding schedules. If you have one.
And do you have to stimuate them.
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Postby cow-doc » Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:27 pm

mom needs to be checked by a vet. you can also give the bovine colostrum replacer if baby is still less than 2 days old.

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Postby flawlesserr » Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:58 am

Hm, well, we had a regular sized baby bottle which we filled up 2 - 3 times a day to feed the baby. (Morning, afternoon, night)

As for stimulating them to drink... that's not the issue, the hard part is getting them to accept the bottle. I've had several pairs of good jeans ripped to shreds by baby llama toenails! I found that confining the cria to a small pen, straddling the back and holding the head up from behind to offer the bottle worked best! Then again, I'm sure all crias are different! Just don't interact too much with the baby - make feeding more of an indifferent event and don't coddle the baby!

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Postby kathy » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:40 am

We did have the vet here and we are giving mom a shot twice a day.
She will take baby but baby will not suck off mom. So we are bottle feeding and she takes it great. So give her colostrum til she is two days old. Then slowly increace milk ?
Thanks everyone for all the info.
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