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Townlinemike

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Posted - 07/01/2015 :  10:53:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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

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Judith

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Posted - 07/01/2015 :  3:40:13 PM  Show Profile  Send Judith a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
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
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Townlinemike

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Posted - 07/01/2015 :  6:01:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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

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Judith

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Posted - 07/04/2015 :  07:01:20 AM  Show Profile  Send Judith a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
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
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Townlinemike

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Posted - 07/04/2015 :  2:37:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks for the info
She took a turn for the worst thur night and left us fri morning

Mike O'Brien
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KT

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Posted - 07/04/2015 :  3:09:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit KT's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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
252-333-9457 (c)
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ard

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Posted - 07/04/2015 :  4:14:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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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Judith

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Posted - 07/04/2015 :  8:52:58 PM  Show Profile  Send Judith a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
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
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