She was born around 11:45PM.
She had a very strong sucking reflex quickly after birth and beat momma to standing by a half hour.
When we did get Zavrina up she and the baby just never made it into the same place at the same time, I tried to let them get their barrings and work it out but did jump in and hold the baby around 1:30. The baby does worse with the help, she doesn't want the help. She refuses to take a bottle in any way, shape or form. We tried until 2:30 and called several vets. Both said to keep trying and we can tube the colostrum into the baby this morning, (Left emergency calls around 5AM saying I need them to come out now) NOW both vets are on calls and cannot make it out until after noon. I have called four other vets, waiting to hear back from three of them. One, an hour away, just called and is leaving in a half hour so should be here by 10:00AM.
Advice?! Does anyone have any tricks? She's still pretty strong, she gets up, she neighs, trots around the stall, sucks on moms arm pit and or flank but WILL NOT get it right! We've been trying to hold her in place and help her, we've tried a bottle, we've tried our hand, we've tried leaving them alone to figure it out.
Momma is getting very agitated now and not holding still real well at this point (for the baby) without being held, so I am currently holding her in hopes that by some miracle this dumb baby will get things right.
No drama please, just advice?