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If milk secretion has not started by 72 hours of giving birth the veterinarian will administer oxytocin injections to improve flow of milk. Oral calcium supplements may also be given to improve secretion of milk.
Follow the supportive care routines set forth by your veterinarian. Allowing kits to nurse from compatible nursing female chinchillas may be an option necessary in unresponsive cases or large litters. Otherwise, hand feeding is another option. Your veterinarian will advise you about the best methods and strategies that will be adaptable for treatment of your female chinchilla.
Giving your pet chinchilla a good nutritious and well-balanced diet can help to prevent this condition from arising due to poor nutrition. Promptly treating any infectious conditions may also minimize the incidences of lack of milk due to infectious agents.
A type of hormone that is released during parturition that aids in the contraction of the uterus and causes milk to be released
An infection of the udder; may be infectious or not
A routine of feeding in which the animal is fed certain amounts of food at certain times of the day
A condition in which an animal fails to nurse after birth of the offspring due to lack of secretion of milk; condition often found in female horses.
The glands in female animals that are used to produce milk; also called the udder or breast