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Old 10-12-2011, 07:53 PM   #1
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I was wondering if someone could look at these "pooch images" and tell me if they think these two goats are pregnant, and how far along they may be. They may have been exposed to a buck -- either 155-160 days ago, or less than 140 days ago. These were not planned pregnancies, although they are very welcome. I just hate not knowing the due date!

The FIRST image shown is a doe who just looks fat and pretty symmetrical from side to side. They have been eating free-choice top quality commercial dairy cow hay for a few weeks.

The SECOND one started sticking out a lot on the RIGHT SIDE -- perhaps a week ago. MAY have released a whitish mucous plug 2-3 weeks ago (I hear that it can happen as much as a month before kidding). She is also doing a lot of lip-licking and neck-stretching - -not sure if that means anything.

Any predictions as to due dates?



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I hope they are



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can you take photos that show the udder also.

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Old 10-12-2011, 09:34 PM   #4
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Do you think it would help, or just confuse you? I just stopped milking them when I realized they might be pregnant.

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A photo of the udders would really help. And I like belly-shots...I think it's just because I am human and we take belly-shots of ourselves when pregnant

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how long has it been since you milked them? if it has been a few weeks or more it will help. if you just stopped then it may not.

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I stopped one a week ago and the other four days ago. I was only milking them once every 48 hours anyway, but they still have nice productive looking little udders. Still have milk in teats.

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post the photos anyways and label them as to when you stopped milking.
From the shots I saw I would not say they are close to kidding like day 140-150 like you said they could be.

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OK -- I stopped milking "the Bulge" six days before this photo was taken, when I realized that she was pregnant, and she had an altercation with a dog (she likes to chase dogs when she is pregnant -- some dogs chase back). She is also being treated for a puncture wound on her left haunch. Note the alarming bulge on the RIGHT SIDE which seems to migrate. Vet thinks it might mean the kids are dropping in order to be born, OR the injury shook them up and she nearly miscarried, but then stopped. Does this look normal to you?

BTW, none of our vets are "goat people" but a couple of them are really good cow vets. That's why I am asking questions here -- figured there are real goat people with some experience here!

First question should probably be -- is she pregnant? Second is - - how pregnant?

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well I believe that particular bulge is on the right side and that side is the rumen. If she were pregnant the left side would be bulgy--is it? My doe has sides like this one (see the post Penny is pregnant--if you look at the post the doe I am talking about is not Penny it is Sundance-and the 2nd set of photos are of her)



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