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Townlinemike Posted - 07/01/2015 : 10:53:34 AM
We had a premature little girl yesterday. 6lb mom not milking and baby not suckling
We are tube feeding and she doing good. Question I have her tongue is hanging out and to the side most of the time does any one know why ?
Thanks Mike
SuCAya Farms

Mike O'Brien
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Judith Posted - 07/04/2015 : 8:52:58 PM
I'm awfully sorry, Mike. A 6# cria is pretty darned small, and I only know of one who's made it - and she has been house-raised since birth with a phenomenal degree of attention and expense.

Judith Korff
LadySong Farm
Randolph, NY 14772
Cell: (716) 499-0383
www.alpacanation.com/ladysong.asp
ard Posted - 07/04/2015 : 4:14:26 PM
Really sorry to hear that. Take care.

Robin Alpert
Alpacas 'R Diamonds
15163 W 323rd
Paola, KS 66071
913-849-3738
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KT Posted - 07/04/2015 : 3:09:41 PM
I am sorry, Mike. It is hard to lose the babies. Hope momma is doing fine.

Kate

Beech Springs Alpacas
126 Arthur Majette Rd
Aulander, NC 27805
252-332-5642
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Townlinemike Posted - 07/04/2015 : 2:37:14 PM
thanks for the info
She took a turn for the worst thur night and left us fri morning

Mike O'Brien
Judith Posted - 07/04/2015 : 07:01:20 AM
Is her jaw constructed normally? Any sign of over- or under-bite? That might cause her tongue to slip sideways. I hope you're right, and that it's just a muscular thing that will self-correct, or that it could be a neurological aftereffect of the birth. Check with your vet, but you might consider giving her some thiamine which could help if it's neurological.

J

Judith Korff
LadySong Farm
Randolph, NY 14772
Cell: (716) 499-0383
www.alpacanation.com/ladysong.asp
Townlinemike Posted - 07/01/2015 : 6:01:33 PM
I was not present at birth she was beside mom when we saw her at 7am I do know mom had trouble passing after birth, the baby is up and unsteady walking ear are up peeing and popping only thing is her tongue. no vet visit yet. only talked to on phone. she does pull it in during feeding most of the time, We also think might be muscular
and will develop over time we hope
Mike

Mike O'Brien
Judith Posted - 07/01/2015 : 3:40:13 PM
Was it a difficult birth? Perhaps there was some neurological damage during delivery. I assume she is able to bring her tongue back for tubing and at least occasionally, right? Perhaps there is some muscular weakness involved. Has she been seen by a vet?



Judith Korff
LadySong Farm
Randolph, NY 14772
Cell: (716) 499-0383
www.alpacanation.com/ladysong.asp

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