Update on Rose

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I want to thank you folks for the help you sent my way while Rosie was sick and let you know that she's taken her trip over the rainbow ridge. She was almost full term and when it became painfully obvious that she would not recover this time, we put her down and tried to save the kids but it was too late for them also.(triplets) A postmortem exam showed that her lungs were incredibly diseased, so I expect you were probally right, Vicki. She hadn't been tested yet cause we're doing the colostrom test this yr, and she, of course didn't make it that far. her mother gave birth to triplets yesterday, 2 does and a buckling, so we're naming the doeling that looks most like Rosie in her memory. She's a dark red color with a black dorsal stripe, and a very small white cap. Any suggestions for a "in memory of" name?

-- Judy Corwin (corwinsusa@netscape.net), April 09, 2002


Judy, I am so sorry for your loss, especiall that of the triplets also. Your email came back as undeliverable I will post it at the bottom in case you wanted to read it. I really don't know what all that stuff means when it gets sent back :) I think the "in memory of" name is a wonderful idea! Alas I am the worlds worst at coming up with names! Vicki

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From : vickilonesomedoe@hotmail.com To : corwinsusa@nescape.net Subject : Response to update on trips & another sick goat Date : Tue, 02 Apr 2002 21:07:24 GMT Vicki McGaugh TX (Nubians) (vickilonesomedoe@hotmail.com) responded to a message you left in the Dairygoats bboard:

Subject: Response to update on trips & another sick goat

Judy our 12 year old died the very same way, as she progressed in the pregnancy she was having a more and more difficult time breathing. I was tempted to see if she would use my breathing machine for my asthma! Anyway she made it through labor but afterwards went into respiratory distress, she sounded like she was breathing under water. It wasn't her lungs but was her heart. Congestive heart failure. I would schedule a C-section, get the kids out now and put her down. Has she been tested for CAE? Like pneumocystic pnemonia in HIV positive humans, interstesial pnemonia in goats is classic symptoms and what usually kills does who are CAE positive. Good luck. Vicki


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-- Vicki McGaugh TX (Nubians) (vickilonesomedoe@hotmail.com), April 09, 2002.

I'm sorry you lost Rosie...((((hugs)))). It's very good that yu did get the kids tho...as for the name, maybe Siempre? (it means "always") I always name goofy names so I would probably go with something like Xerox, or Ditto, or CeeCee (carbon copy).Best to you!

-- Doreen (animalwaitress@yahoo.com), April 10, 2002.

My condolences too, on Rosie. It's always tough to lose any stock, but mom and kids - that's so sad. One question - a doe having kids at 12 years old - is that too old? Just asking because most breeders I know retire their does by around nine, maybe ten. I would guess it would depend on the hardiness and health condition of the doe.

-- Lynn (moonspinner@bluefrognet.net), April 11, 2002.

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