Most of you know this stuff. it is important to remember to do it.
1. Assess each doe for body condition. Make corrections if you have time.
This short video that may help here.
2. Be sure vaccines/injections/dewormers are up to date. We use CDT and BoSe here.
3. Be sure hoofs are trimmed. We do not trim in last month of pregnancy. But if you have neglected this, do it. Just be careful! The does get unwieldy on 3 legs. Be careful. Avoid falls and injuries.
4. Clip udders and teats as the udders begin filling. We also do an “OB CLIP” of the tail area to minimize afterbirth goo after delivery.
5. Be sure your OB supplies are well stocked. Nothing as frustrating as realizing at 3am you don’t have iodine for navel dipping or long gloves for an assisted delivery. Get your orders in NOW.
6. Also remember to have CMPK drench on hand for late-pregnancy, early postpartum needs.
7. Stock your own freezer with kidding food for yourself. Fuel for the caregiver is very important. Those long, cold, miserable nights will go so much better with nutritious ‘home food’.
8. Rest Up! You know this won’t last long.