"The Soller study you attached is probably the source of the 10% figure that I saw cited in any number of papers. Basrur cites it, and many sources cite Basrur in turn. Basrur, in Current Therapy in Large Animal Theriogenology, notes:…"
"Studies indicate that almost 10% of dairy goats may be born intersexed, believe it or not - many show linkage with the genes for polling, but the relationship isn't 100%. Goats have more hermaphrodites born than any other livestock - so…"
"That does help, thanks. I never thought about bathing a male, but I guess if they're good natured, there'd be no reason not to. I do have a question on "breeding season," though - since these guys will breed year…"
"Rather than a heating pad, which can overheat, consider investing in a farrowing mat or whelping pad - they maintain body temperature wonderfully without the risk of overheating (and mine has a wire wrapped cord)."
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2-quart milk pail
Mineral feeder (put minerals in one side and baking soda in the other!)