Back From the Vet: Pregnancy Toxemia

Back From the Vet: Pregnancy Toxemia
Reading Time: 4 minutes Spring is coming, and so are kids. If you are a spring kidder, it is time to begin preparing to have little tykes bouncing about the farm. As does head into late-term pregnancy, they become at risk for pregnancy toxemia, or pregnancy ketosis. Growing fetuses can cause this metabolic condition which is life-threatening to does as well as the growing kids. Does most at risk for developing for pregnancy toxemia are those with low body condition, 2 BCS or less, and high body conditions, 4 BCS and over. Does carrying multiple kids are also at increased risk of developing pregnancy toxemia. While late pregnancy is the primary time for onset of pregnancy toxemia, high production milking goats are also at risk early in milk production due to their high energy demands. Learn how to Avoid Common Goat AilmentsAt Goat Journal, we understand your concerns. Let us

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