Discharge on pregnant doe
One of my pregnant does has had a mucus-y looking vaginal discharge for a couple of weeks now. The other does don't have it. She is most definitely bred, so it's not from going into heat again. It's sort of an off-white color which is yellowish when it dries, and thick and sticky...it sticks to the underside of her tail and I have to keep washing it off. It isn't a ton of goo, but it worries me. She has no other signs of illness--temperature is normal and she eats/drinks/goes to the bathroom normally. She is active and playful and seems healthy other than the discharge. We don't know exactly when this one was bred, she is probably between 2 and 4 months pregnant, when I feel her underside/right side I can feel the kid(s) in there, and the last couple of days I think I have even felt them squirming around a little.
Any ideas on what's going on? Could this be an infection? We don't have a vet around here who knows anything about goats, and it would be way too expensive right now for me to try taking her to a vet that might just send her home because they don't know what it is and give me a bill anyway--we had one do that this summer when one of my does bloated. I can give her some antibiotics at home if she needs them; I just don't want to give anything that is unnecessary. Would antibiotics be unsafe on a pregnant goat? I've got injectable penicillin and also oral nitrofurantoin and trimethoprim available if I need to give her some. I don't want to lose this girl, she's my favorite!