Baby Goat Portrait Paintings
Goat Lovers Understand the saying:
I Just Freaking LOVE Baby Goats
Nothing more cute than a baby goat – THESE baby goats are adorable – I Just Freaking LOVE Baby Goats OK – I love Baby Goats … I Love Kidding Season…. I Love goats period.. all year round Great conversation starter especially to wear to goat shows – Original goat portrait paintings by GetYerGoat™
We have recently added Baby Goer Goats too – bringing our goat breed paintings up to seven – Boer goat, Pygmy goat, LaMancha Goat, Nigerian Dwarf goat, Toggenburg goat, Saanen goat, Alpine goat and Pygora goat.
We have created these portraits of baby goats so they look great on any color background – whether you choose a light colored shirt or black these baby goat portraits will look great !
Some of the products are even more customizable – the pillows, totes and mugs can have any color background you select – if you see a product we do not yet offer let us know and we will place the portrait on that product for you to purchase – we welcome questions and requests –
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Minimal supplies you will need.
- Clean towels for clearing baby’s nose and drying off baby -(hand towels gotten at the thrift shop are great).
- Lubricant for assisting delivery- (Vaseline or KY Jelly will do but there are inexpensive non-greasy lubricants just for lamb and goat obstetrics- my favorite is ‘Superlube’ because it is antiseptic as well).
- 7% iodine for navel cord dipping-( a film container works great for dipping navels) So you do not contaminate the whole bottle. You just put iodine in the film container dip navel in iodine and tip bottle and kid to make sure that the navel gets completely covered.
- Dental floss or a navel clamp for tying off possible ruptured navels- (this does not happen often, but when it does you’ll need this).
- Surgical gloves for keeping hands from transferring germs into mom should you need to assist-(These can be found at Walmart or any of the livestock supply house).
- Scissors that have been sterilized, preferably surgical scissors but any will do for cutting navel cords shorter if they break long, you’ll want them about 1 ½ inches long-(kept in a plastic bag to keep them clean).
- Alcohol for sterilizing scissors (30 minutes submerged in alcohol will sterilize) and cleaning hands before delivery.
- Paper towels for general clean up.
- Sterile syringes and needles- I use syringes for everything from injections to administering oral meds- 3 cc and 6 cc are great. (diabetic syringes measured in tenths are great for babies, you may have to change needles.. I have experienced the needles supplied are not strong enough, even for baby) I use short needles ½ inch and 3/4 inch 20 gauge.
- BO-SE (selenium /vit E combination to combat white muscle disease) obtained from your vet before the big day for selenium injection for baby- in selenium deficient areas- check with your vet on dosage. ( I use 1/10 cc for pygmy babies)
- Penicillin Procaine G in case you have to go inside the doe to assist the delivery, you will want to put her on antibiotics for 5 days afterwards-to be safe.
- Nasal spray or hemorrhoid medicine reduce swelling of vulva area in hard deliveries. (Both work great)
- Probiotic paste or yogurt to replace the rumen flora after administering any antibiotics. Antibiotics kill good bacteria that keeps the rumen working as well as what bacteria you are combating in the body.
- Disposable plain vinegar douche for cleaning out mom after a hard delivery or one with a dead fetus.
- Molasses and/or Goat Nutri-Drench for replacing mom with vital minerals and vitamins after kidding, also for quick energy that was depleted during delivery. A bucket or bowl that holds at least a gallon for the warm water you will mix the molasses into. (I use about 1/3 cup to a gallon of water).
- Propylene Glycol in case of ketosis-gotten at the vets or livestock supply.
- Rectal thermometer for taking baby’s temp or mom’s.
- Scale to weigh baby.
- Camera and assistant-for recording that wonderful event-I use a video camera so if there are problems later I can look back to see if something went wrong during delivery and I have forgotten-Plus it makes great brag material!
- Time to make sure your finger nails are shorter than short and remove any rings or bracelets before delivering kids- you don’t want anything that could tear her uterus should you have to go in to help.