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Need kidding help ASAP

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Goats' started by Luvinthefarmlife, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. Jul 30, 2018
    Luvinthefarmlife

    Luvinthefarmlife Chillin' with the herd

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    My goat seems to be in some form of labor since Saturday morning new to all of this even having a goat this is her first time her bag is full she has dropped majorly she had a cloudy mucus and some water it seemed like and she pushes from time to time but now her mucus is darker but I dont believe shes displayed her vulva seems tight it's not puffy or loose I dont know what to do I cant afford a vet right now shes getting a brownish reddish mucus please help me and my goat!!!!
     
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    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Herd Master

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    You need to wash your hands, trim your nails, lube up and go in for a feel. At first you can just use an index finger to do a "sweep" inside her. You need to feel if the cervix is closed or if it's open and you feel some baby parts. If you do feel some baby parts you will need to GENTLY try to figure out what you feel. It's a bit tricky to know what you're feeling if you've never done it before, but a head is pretty easy to figure out and so are feet.

    Let us know what's happening and we can try to give you more help. Of course a vet would be best and if she's been in labor since Saturday you need to know this might not end well. But, before we forecast gloom and doom you need to get in there and see what's going on. What kind of goat is it?
     
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    Luvinthefarmlife

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    I wouldnt knownwhat the cervix would be if I go in I know that sounds weird but never had to go inside of an animal before shes not puffy or loose in the vulva area it looks tight sucked in kinda
     
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    You just need to know if your fingers hit a dead end up in there or if she's open and a baby is trying to come through.
     
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    Luvinthefarmlife

    Luvinthefarmlife Chillin' with the herd

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    I just stuck an index finger in her and it goes to a hollow area so does that mean shes dilated?
     
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    Luvinthefarmlife

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    She is a 2 year old kinder goat first birthing I stuck an index finger in and it goes a pretty good ways all the way to a bigger opening and didnt feel anything maybe just pre labor? And I'm just panicking for no reason? 20180730_091702.jpg 20180730_091702.jpg
     

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    The bigger opening should be where the cervix opens into the uterus. The fact that her vulva is not puffy and looks kind of sunken is another clue that she's dilated inside. My suggestion would be to see how open she is. Can you go further? You will extend all your fingers, but keep them as close together as you can with your thumb tucked inside your other fingers and go deeper. You need to know what's going on. Did she push when you had a finger in there? Usually they will - but if she's been doing this since Saturday she may have simply quit pushing. Also, most does will stop doing much pushing when they are having problems. If you feel anything that feels like a baby try to identify what you are feeling. Just go really slow and try to be gentle - but if you feel baby parts then that baby needs to come out.

    Of course, there is the possibility that she's just getting started and waiting would be ok - but I have my doubts.
     
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    Luvinthefarmlife

    Luvinthefarmlife Chillin' with the herd

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    When I went in there was nothing there I didnt feel a baby in the canal and yeah she was pushing when I was in there and baaaing pretty loud so I'm guessing shes close but not ready I'm really trying to wait this is so hard
     
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    Do you have any other local goat breeders you could call? See if someone will come out and take a look?
     
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    Luvinthefarmlife

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    I talked to couple over facebook and from the pictures I've sent the what I've described they are saying everything looks normal and to just give her time