HELP I'm wanting to know if my goat is pregnant. She has milk and has been having lots of discharge. Can anyone tell when she might be due?

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No & I just can't understand what's happening here. She was saying how do I know she has milk in those full udders. I said you can feel it wanna try? She didn't bring the equipment so I just told her I'd reschedule but with her attitude I'm not wanting to. It's really hard here to find a vet who will see a goat. I won a small claims lawsuit against the original vet though. I found out yesterday.
Bad vet. A blood preg test is standard procedure and a goat ultrasound takes 5 minutes or less with a portable ultrasound. Just in case you want to do it yourself...
Sometimes goat owners need to do their own vet care. A lot of vets suck when it comes to goats. The best ones can admit when they don't know something and are willing to work through it with you and give you the tools to do more. Nice to learn together.

An ultrasound or blood test should have been nothing to them though.
 

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Bad vet. A blood preg test is standard procedure and a goat ultrasound takes 5 minutes or less with a portable ultrasound. Just in case you want to do it yourself...
Sometimes goat owners need to do their own vet care. A lot of vets suck when it comes to goats. The best ones can admit when they don't know something and are willing to work through it with you and give you the tools to do more. Nice to learn together.

An ultrasound or blood test should have been nothing to them though.
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Bad vet. A blood preg test is standard procedure and a goat ultrasound takes 5 minutes or less with a portable ultrasound. Just in case you want to do it yourself...
Sometimes goat owners need to do their own vet care. A lot of vets suck when it comes to goats. The best ones can admit when they don't know something and are willing to work through it with you and give you the tools to do more. Nice to learn together.

An ultrasound or blood test should have been nothing to them though.
That's good to know. I don't have an ultrasound and she won't be around males again so if it's expensive to buy one I guess I'll wait & see but I was very disappointed the vet didn't bring the ultrasound like she said she would because I really want to know right away.
 

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That's good to know. I don't have an ultrasound and she won't be around males again so if it's expensive to buy one I guess I'll wait & see but I was very disappointed the vet didn't bring the ultrasound like she said she would because I really want to know right away.
Ultrasound are like $2-4k. People sometimes buy them and then run around ultrasounding everyone's goats to try and pay for them. Most people if they want to know just blood test.
 

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I don't know anyone around here with goats which might be why I can't find a decent vet. I guess if she doesn't have a baby by October she wasn't pregnant? Is it possible they could die & not come out? Thank you!
Ultrasound are like $2-4k. People sometimes buy them and then run around ultrasounding everyone's goats to try and pay for them. Most people if they want to know just blood tests
 

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Where are you located? If you want to PM me that's fine. Is there a college nearby that has an ag program? Most of them have a vet (s) on the staff... that is where so many times something like this can be addressed.
Also, if anyone has sheep near you, ask them who they use for a vet. The same ultrasound for either goats or sheep...
If you have a high school with an ag program ask them for recommendations... Or call the county extension agent.... they are being paid by your tax dollars and can earn some of it by being helpful to a small time goat person.
 

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Is it possible they could die & not come out? Thank you!
While chances are like winning a lottery, it can happen. I would say this is not the case for your doe. I've watch hundreds of births in horses, donks, goats and only once seen this in almost 50 yrs. A mini mare, delivered a full term foal AND a tiny, mummified twin after....like fit in a teacup tiny! Vet was there and we were both amazed! As well as super interested in the rarety.

Yeah, you are on a wait and see!

Many vets are not receptive to goats and sheep. They generally are not high value monetarily, they present only when so bad off they are on death's door.....then they die even after valiant efforts!! It's frustrating, disappointing and heartbreaking. My vet once told me "the 4S of sheep is that...sick sheep seldom survive"...and I could apply that to goats most of the time. Just a hard fact.

At least she's not sick...it seems!👍
 

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