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nancy d
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« on: October 30, 2016, 07:42:03 PM »

This is a new one for me; on day 3 I noticed a little blood on a doe tail, assumed it was dam's blood.
Upon further inspection it was clear she had been bitten!
I shoved her under mama & guess what? She nipped that poor little tail!
She got a firm nose slap but I don't think this is going to put an end to it.
Rose is an excellent mama but this is her first time taking care of trips.
Any suggestions?
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imalilbirdie
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2016, 04:49:36 AM »

I'd try to get some of Momma's poo or urine on the baby so it smells like her.  Or some of her milk might work too.  Is there a way that this new baby might have nursed another momma? 
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Julie H
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2016, 01:10:14 PM »

Put some vet wrap on her tail to protect it.  Might need to supervise/ restrain for a few nursings until she knows who belongs to her?  Is she separated from the group ?  If not it might be she is unsure if this is her kid.  I like to keep them separate a bit longer, especially when they have trips, since it can be confusing.
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nancy d
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2016, 01:25:03 PM »

They are in a stall. She had a full tummy this am but I will keep an eye on her.

I did squirt milk onto her rear end.
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imalilbirdie
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2016, 04:39:24 AM »

Hopefully it was just mom in a bad mood and not rejecting her.  But I'd keep putting some of mom's milk on her tail for a few days and see if it continues to work.
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Julie H
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2016, 01:33:05 PM »

Glad things are better.  I think sometimes they do get cranky and with 3 there is always a little one wanting to eat.
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