Prolapse after delivery?

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My doe has, I think, a small prolapse (see pic) from delivering about 18 hours ago. At first I thought it was just swelling as she had a difficult delivery and I had to go in to help (breech first baby followed by twin presenting with legs back). She did not tear and is not actively bleeding. I noticed the swelling a couple hours later, after she passed the afterbirth. I googled pics and suspected prolapse, so I gently pressed on it and it reduced. Unfortunately, she has prolapsed again. I didn’t catch it immediately (I had 4 does give birth in 24 hours and I’ve been working with the other mom of twins on nursing). I feel terrible - it has an angry red area now.

1. Agree this looks like prolapse?
2. Best antibiotic? Penicillin or LA200?
3. I pressed until it seemed to ‘slide in’. I’ve read things that suggest perhaps I need to push further? This isn’t a full uterine prolapse, though...
4. Thoughts on how to keep it in place?
5. The ‘sugar’ method - I apply granular sugar directly to it? Leave on for how long? Wash off before I try to reduce it again? I don’t feel like it’s any different in size than it was the first time I saw it, also, FYI.


Any other wisdom would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I'd call your vet. You can raise her hindquarters several inches to help it slide back in but, obviously she isn't going to want to stay this way. Especially with new kids in there. IT is something that can cause shock and death. Obviously she hasn't thrown it all out or it would be a sack hangng there.

I would keep it warm & moist...towel...often when pushed back in the vet will suture the vulva some to help keep it where it belongs. This can be hereditary. I will normally happen in future kiddings.

Do you have any banamine? That will reduce swelling, helping to let uterus fall back into place, and reduce pain. Both will help keep her from trying to expel "whatever" is there....so her body reacts.

At least call & ask vet for direction. sorry it's happening.
 

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Good advice from @Mini Horses. Vet intervention is almost positively needed. Banamine would do her a world of good. Keeping it moist and lubricated is imperative while it's exposed to the elements. Some Preparation H might help. As long as she feels that pressure she's most likely going to be trying to expel it. Do you notice her straining? I don't think this doe should be bred again. :(

Hope you can get her some help!
 

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Good advice from @Mini Horses. Vet intervention is almost positively needed. Banamine would do her a world of good. Keeping it moist and lubricated is imperative while it's exposed to the elements. Some Preparation H might help. As long as she feels that pressure she's most likely going to be trying to expel it. Do you notice her straining? I don't think this doe should be bred again. :(

Hope you can get her some help!
Definitely won’t breed her again. On a moistening mission! She hasn’t been straining, other than passing stool, which made me wonder if truly a prolapse...
 

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Definitely won’t breed her again. On a moistening mission! She hasn’t been straining, other than passing stool, which made me wonder if truly a prolapse...
My friend is a vet tech....they use Manucha honey to allow the swelling to go down...and then it goes back in easily, and then it should heal up fine, since she won’t be pushing like that for some time. I had a duck with a prolapsed dinner...we used this method..it worked. You can get it on Amazon
 

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Glad she doing well. The swelling creates issues, as you know. Often a prolapse of that size would resolve with welling. I'm with the vet, it could be hematoma....still not a wanted -- Right? At least she's gotten meds for the pain/swelling. I know that's comforting for her! You did good.
 
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