had a doe get her head stuck in the fence and ended up getting the crap beat out of her (horns will be banded this winter) The next day she gave me 10 day too early preemies. The one kicked the bucket about 24 hours later. The next one was doing great other then to weak to eat so had to tube feed. He had a bit of scours so gave him the scour guard. All was going well then this morning went to tube feed and the milk would not go down. I pulled it out and had this nasty thick rotton milk stuff on it. Got a new tube and ran the milk threw it, the milk was fine. Tried to tube him again and the same thing. Gave him some pen. a enema just in case and cd anti. and just got home and he died. What was going on? Not like it will change anything I just like to have a idea in case it ever happened again.
10 days early is rough to save so it may have just been due to how early they were born. I'm sorry you lost them, but much more than a week early is nearly impossible to get them to survive and do well.
He may just not have been developed enough to digest the milk properly.
I would say he got too cold and when you tubed him the first time it didn't digest just curdled. The first thing I would have done was give the anti toxin, then warmed him up till I was sure he could handle the milk. I have had several kids born with no teeth that made it, there is just a line that when they don't pass it that they don't make it. He could also have been weak from being born early and pushed out through a tight birth canal. I have had kids born 3 weeks early and live a few minutes. 10 days is about the limit they can live with. Lung problems usually get the real early ones.
sorry computer has been down....brr, it wasnt from cold, I am very careful not to give milk while they are cold. I was thinking maybe the same thing as goatmom since the brother never did poop even though I gave him enemas. My other thought was maybe fks since I read the milk doesnt really process in the stomach. I also did give him cd anti since a wise man once told me I should do that as soon as they are born