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Emergency - Goat labor

Discussion in 'Emergencies, Injuries, Diseases, and Cures' started by Louannx, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. Nov 14, 2018
    Louannx

    Louannx Overrun with beasties

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    Goat has been in labor but not pushing for hours. Baby blocking canal. Can feel baby or two moving in belly. Have Karo syrup and nutridrench. Do I go back in and pull baby when she’s not pushing.
     
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    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Herd Master

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    Yes! You must go in and pull that baby!
     
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    Louannx

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    Pull up then down?
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    First figure out what position the baby is in. But the baby must be through the cervix before you pull down
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    Is this a standard size goat or a small breed?
     
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    MargaretClare

    MargaretClare Loving the herd life

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    She's a boer if I recall. Yep, double checked the old thread and it's a boer. Standard
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    Ok- that's better than a Pygmy!
     
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    MargaretClare

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    Southern by choice

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    Yes, what @frustratedearthmother said.
    Relax... use LOTS and LOTS of lube... like pour it in there!
    When you go in feel - breathe, relax, and feel. I never worry about head first. If you have a butt push in and find legs pull legs out and the rest will come. You want the kid belly down though - not belly up.
    Gravity- use it! Lift the rear of the goat up in the air, like chest to the ground... this helps the kid to go back in enough for you to feel and grab legs if nec.
    If you you feel the head but legs are back, that's ok too. grab in the mouth if need be and pull. If you hav a birthing snare now id the time to use it.
     
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