• 20 days Apparent Heart Beat
  • 21-35days The lung bud branching and forming into the two principal bronchi
  • 28-35 days Limb buds apparent
  • 35-42 days Differentiation of mouth,digits and dew claws
  • 42-49 days Nostrils and Eyes apparent, Mammary buds in females; empty scrotal sac in males, Jugular vein barely visible through the pink skin
  • 42-84 days The bronchial divisions were differentiated and their air conducting system became established, lined with seudostratified and/or single-walled columnar epithelium
  • 49-56 days Eyelids Close, Ear Canal Opens, Membranous soft center in the top of the head
  • 56-63 days Jugular vein, facial vein and scrotal vessels all visible; Nostrils open
  • 70-77 days Hairs appear on eyelids
  • 77-84 days Horn Pits Appear;Ear vein prominent, Hairs on eyelids and muzzle
  • 84-91 days Hairs on forehead, Pigmentation around horn pits, For males testes palpable in scrotum
  • 91-98 days Skin whitish and thicker, Jugular, facial and scrotal veins no longer visible, Ear vein visible, Hairs along top of the neck, Top of the head has hardened-Also Lung Development-The respiratory bronchioles developed quickly?the primitive alveoli had developed,the respiratory bronchioles and primitive alveoli were lined by cuboid cells
  • 98-105 days Tooth Eruption. Hair around eyes and muzzle; Hairs on chest, Eyelids separated, Temporary teeth buds just appear
  • 105-112 days Body sparsely covered with hair, except limbs Also-Lung development-The respiratory divisions developed dramatically, the lung assumed a more “aerated” appearance.
  • 112-119 days Dense hairs cover body and limbs, Teeth buds prominent
  • 119 days 1-3 Incisors barely erupted in females at birth, Incisors at gum line in males at birth
  • 119-154 days The alveoli developed and differentiated into flattened (type ? cell) and cuboid (type ? cell) epithelial cells of the lung development-here the baby can breath on it’s own.
  • Normal Live Birth- 145 to 155 days

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Ketosis is a pregnancy-related illness in does which can occur either right before or shortly after kidding. Ketosis is the result of producers not providing proper nutrition for pregnant does. The bred female does not receive adequate protein to feed both her and her kids in utero, so either just before or immediately after she kids, her body begins to draw upon its protein reserves so that she can provide milk for her offspring. Deadly ketones are produced as a by-product of this process, as her own body tissues begin to starve.

Treatment is simple. Oral administration of Propylene Glycol, Molasses, or Karo Syrup (which is Corn syrup) is necessary. The doe will dislike the oily propylene glycol, but it is by far the best product available for treating ketosis. Dosage is based upon weight of the animal. Prevention is easy. Feed the doe properly during gestation as well as after kidding. Bringing a doe back from a bout of ketosis is difficult, and death often results.

Can you spot the 50 day old Fetus inside the amnion?


This is much more detailed that the one posted before.



This is a very interesting and informative article on Peste Des Petits Ruminats (PPR) published by the FAO of the United Nations.

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PPR is a severe fast spreading disease of mainly domestic small ruminants. It is characterized by the sudden onset of depression, fever, discharge from the eyes and nose, sores in the mouth, disturbing breathing and coughing and foul smelling breath.


There are 2 basic syringe types. One where the needle screws onto the syringe and the other the needle slips onto the syringe. I prefer the screw on type called a “Luer Lock” syringe. I noticed there is less chance of the needle coming off while administering medication.



Understanding Placement Of Needle Into Tissue


This very simple chart shows the color of differing stages of anemia looking at the inner eye membrane. Refer to your local veterinarian. Yes, i know, very very few out there who practice and are experienced in ruminants here is Sarawak.

This is what the average good inner eye membrane color should look like. This is from a goat who is not suffering from heavy wormload.

The photo below shows a very anemic goat suffering from heavy wormload. Can you see that the inner eye membranes are white? Non treatment will almost definately result in death even more so for pregnant doe’s.