Urgent! Holland lop giving birth on day 26! 1 dead and more to come.

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MountainViewRabbitry

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urgent! Warning photos are a little nasty. Okay so I have not been to the shed in 12 hours. I came down to find a placenta and this dead baby. It looks long dead to me. It dose not even have ears. Moms had one litter before all doa. Buck is proven to a litter I have currently. She only pulled a little fur. My question is do I go in with oxytocin? Do I wait? Will the baby be born alive and die or born dead? Any idea on how long it may be?
 

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Just give her time. I've bred rabbits for 20+ years. I've had does deliver one kit up to one week before due and still have a live litter on day 31. I've also had complete litter losses.

Given that the doe has had a litter DOA before you'll want to breed her to a completely different buck and see what happens with that litter. If that litter is DOA I'd suspect something is genetically off with the doe.
 
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