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Cria : premature

What to do when a cria is premature?

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What to do when a cria is premature?

Characteristics:
– floppy ears

– no teeth
– weight less then 5 kilos
– ‘gel’ nails
– no energy

First aid :
– dry the cria with a towel
– remove eventual membrane around mouth and eyes
– disinfect umbilicus
– take temperature ( should be > 37.gr.C.)
– take the weight
– out on cria coat
– little bit of honey on the teeth
– give colostrum
– try to feed with milk afterwards ( 50 cc)
– Contact your vet