Message Number: YG3007 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Psalm 366
Date: 2001-04-27 13:28:00 UTC
Subject: anemia perhaps?

What has gone wrong with my 3 year old jill? Could use some input on this
one. OK, the little one went into her heat cycle 3 weeks ago,on (4-9-01) was
bred right away, she was with the male for only one day, for right around 1
to 1 1/2 hours. It is my theory not to allow the girls to stay in heat for
long before mateing. After her mateing her swelling went down as usual. (She
has had a sucessful mating and litter of kits in 1999 and 2001 and only 1
litter a year, and this was going to be her last year to be a momma) 1 week
ago she started looking pale. (chalkie looking nose and gums) pads of feet
white. Her temp. was normal. Poop not normal for over 1 week tar
looking and thick...even before she had pet tinc given to her....She was
grumpy to her 3 cage mates (3 nice jills her same age) She has given my
husband and I 2 hard bites. (as to say "I feel terrible people" ) Of course
now she is seperated from her old cage mates, eating very little and going
down hill everyday. Wants to be held and loved. I hand feed her and have
given the pet tinc that is loaded with iron...but only a very tiny bit at a
time...I don't think this is the answer.
It is my belief that this last mateing has cost her..her life. Perhaps her
only way to make it is a blood trans. Which we won't go that
route.....anyone else out there seen this before?
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