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goat in labor how long does it last

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Goats' started by Melissa'sDreamFarm, Apr 30, 2012.

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    Melissa'sDreamFarm

    Melissa'sDreamFarm Ridin' The Range

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    Annabell is in labor sine 12:30 with brown goo how long and when should I worry.

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    any signs of active pushing, or just some amber goo and looking distracted?

    How old is Annabell?

    HOw much amber goo, a long string or just a little bit?
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    Melissa'sDreamFarm

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    Several 6" strings like the one. She is 6 or 7 years old and her last babies got stuck. I' m just wondering when I should call the vet.
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    20kidsonhill

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    I would for sure put the vet on notice, especially since it is getting near the end of a work day. Or you can lube up and stick a couple fingers in there and see if you can feel a kid, and the position it is in.

    My experience with these older does, if they have needed help in the past they may need help again. That is why I asked about her age.
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    20kidsonhill

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    Have any oxytocin?
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    20kidsonhill

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    to directly answer your question, They can have amber goo for several hours before going into hard labor. Did she push last time, before you had to call a vet out? or did she just stand around looking like she should be in labor, and never really pushed hard?
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    20kidsonhill

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    I hope it is going okay. :fl
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    me too. I keep checking back for the update. :pop
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    same here. Waiting for an update! Hope everything is going well.
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    GLENMAR

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    :fl Come on girl.

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