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Malformed Still born Litter and a Dying Doe.

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Rabbits' started by GypsyG, Jan 14, 2019.

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    B&B Happy goats

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    I wonder if there was something in her pellets that could of done that....dog food makers poisn animals often enough with their fillers and crap...that is if you use pellets ?
     
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    B&B Happy goats

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    I am very curious to know what happened....hope you pursue the answer
     
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    GypsyG

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    I use some pellets, more in the winter. I either use 18% Mana Pro. Everyone else seems fine and I have been feeding it to multiple pregnant and nursing does.
     
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    B&B Happy goats

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    Keep me posted on what you find out...sorry you lost her:(
     
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    Sorry for your loss. I looked at the photo and my FIRST thought was that there were two litters working. What kind of hay or grass do you feed? Is it a new batch or some you've been using for last 30 days?
     
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    GypsyG

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    Hay is scarce and expensive this year. I have been feeding a second cutting mixed grass hay that I've been using for three months.
     
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    sorry for the loss
     
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    I wondered that too.
     
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    GypsyG

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    She was bred on the evening of Dec. 16... The first time she has been bred since August.
     
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    Yes -- this is true everywhere, unfortunate.

    I ask because this because if fescue with endophyte, it causes deformity in foals & sometimes cattle. Don't raise rabbits but, suspect that could be an issue. Also, if the grass had been sprayed with chems. Have you had other does bred &/or kindled within time you began with this hay? Not saying this is your problem but, since I have been down the road with fescue (25 yrs ago-- 11 foals in one season) it is always a mental question when I see malformation. Unless your bought from the grower, you will not know facts on hay.

    We all hate the losses, the guilt, the "wonder" and especially the not knowing. Unfortunate that death is part of life. :hugs
     
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