Pregnant or not?

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Having trouble trying to post pic but my girl had lost a milky discharge a few days ago. She lost twins over a year ago and showed no signs of delivering. No udder. Milk came in after. Keeoing close eye on her but not sure if this is a plug as had nothing last year? Any suggestions please. Will keep trying to post pic xx
 

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Greetings and welcome to BYH Toni, from NE TX! So glad you joined us. I'm not sure what kind of animal you're showing us but assume it's a goat? If so, typically a yellow rope discharge such as what you show is an indicator that kidding is near. Have you felt for her ligaments around her tail to see if they are there/soft/gone? I have to say, that's a REAL close up! :lol: How'd you get her to stand still for that? ;) Can you share a more "distant" picture, preferable looking down on her back from above? and/or a side shot (to see if she's dropped), and or an udder shot from the rear to see if she's bagging up?

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Greetings and welcome to BYH Toni, from NE TX! So glad you joined us. I'm not sure what kind of animal you're showing us but assume it's a goat? If so, typically a yellow rope discharge such as what you show is an indicator that kidding is near. Have you felt for her ligaments around her tail to see if they are there/soft/gone? I have to say, that's a REAL close up! :lol: How'd you get her to stand still for that? ;) Can you share a more "distant" picture, preferable looking down on her back from above? and/or a side shot (to see if she's dropped), and or an udder shot from the rear to see if she's bagging up?

There's a wealth of info, knowledge and experience shared in the multitude of threads. Browse around and see what interesting stuff you can find. You'll also get to "meet" a lot of the folks here that way. By all means post away when the desire strikes you, especially if you have questions (provide as much detail/info as possible and pictures truly help)... With all the great folks here, generally someone will respond in no time at all. Please make yourself at home!

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Thankyou so much for your response and advice. Still trying to work out how the site works lol... yes the pic is of a pygmy goat. She has hollowed and looks dropped. No udder but she didnt last year when she sadly lost girl twins. I have had her 4 years and never seen discharge like this with a season which is why i wondered if it could of been her mucus plug. She is super friendly too ( first time in 4 years )! Not good at ligs but keep trying and doesnt feel soft. She is starting to hold tail vertical instead of keeping it up. I hope she is pregnant as i have just got my hand read boy castrated! Il keep a close eye on her and get some more pics. ( not so close ) lol. Im in England too. Thanks so much for responding x
 

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Perhaps @frustratedearthmother will join the discussion here as she has extensive experience with pygmys... I have Lamanchas and they almost always have their tails up vertically... I think when they were getting ready to kid, they held them more off to the side... Sorry... I didn't pay that close attention...:hide Welcome again! We have a few folks here from over on your side of the pond. :D Sorry your girl lost her last set of kids. Hopefully she'll do better this go 'round. Looking forward to some pics of them when they arrive!
 

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What can I say? Goats (at least female goats) have discharge. They will often have a bit of a whitish discharge at the end of a heat cycle. But, they will often have a discharge (like in your pic) at the end of a pregnancy. This discharge can last for weeks or days before delivery. It would be great if you can practice feeling for the ligaments as that is the most reliable indication of imminent delivery - except for a hard and fast breeding date. Monitoring udder development is generally a good thing to watch for - but the rare doe will not show udder development like you mentioned. In my experience that has been more prevalent in maiden does and tends to change in more experienced does.

There can definitely be a personality change as you mentioned. I'd jut keep an eye on her and if you see a long gooey ropy discharge then pay close attention as delivery would be imminent at that point.

Good luck with her! How about a pic of your gal...just because we love pics!
 

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Perhaps @frustratedearthmother will join the discussion here as she has extensive experience with pygmys... I have Lamanchas and they almost always have their tails up vertically... I think when they were getting ready to kid, they held them more off to the side... Sorry... I didn't pay that close attention...:hide Welcome again! We have a few folks here from over on your side of the pond. :D Sorry your girl lost her last set of kids. Hopefully she'll do better this go 'round. Looking forward to some pics of them when they arrive!
 

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Thankyou so much. Will try and get pics of her today x
 
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What can I say? Goats (at least female goats) have discharge. They will often have a bit of a whitish discharge at the end of a heat cycle. But, they will often have a discharge (like in your pic) at the end of a pregnancy. This discharge can last for weeks or days before delivery. It would be great if you can practice feeling for the ligaments as that is the most reliable indication of imminent delivery - except for a hard and fast breeding date. Monitoring udder development is generally a good thing to watch for - but the rare doe will not show udder development like you mentioned. In my experience that has been more prevalent in maiden does and tends to change in more experienced does.

There can definitely be a personality change as you mentioned. I'd jut keep an eye on her and if you see a long gooey ropy discharge then pay close attention as delivery would be imminent at that point.

Good luck with her! How about a pic of your gal...just because we love pics!
 
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