Monday, April 25, 2011

Causes of Early Embryonic Death in Goats

Conception to 90 days:

Early Embryonic death
Delayed return to heat/ prolonged  breeding season
impaired placental growth
Decreased # of live kids
sporadic malformations
Small weak kids
Does in poor body condition

Urea/NPN in diet
Remove Urea from diet
If protein required add protein
Internal/external  \parasite 
Check for parasites prior to breeding 
Fed 20 to 30 % Below nutritional requirements
Formulate an appropriate ration  Put on a rising plane of nutrition at breeding
Heat stress 1o increase in body temperature
Provide shelter from the heat
Chronic disease johnes, scrapie, pneumonia, caseous lymphadenitis
bad teeth