Bloody discharge- pregnant goat?

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by goatsandroses, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. goatsandroses

    goatsandroses New Member

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    Mar 15, 2017
    I have a new goat who I thought to be about 4 months along (first timer)... she seemed to be plumping up and looking pregnant. Then last week her vulva looked super swollen and pinkand a few days later she had clear stringy discharge for a few days- based on how far along I thought she was I assumed it was just her losing her mucus plug. The swelling went down and now she has a bit dried blood on her vulva. I am wondering if she was in fact in heat, but the blood is throwing me for a loop. She's acting normal, like herself.

    Curious if this could be a late-stage miscarriage?
     
  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator

    Did you look around for a fetus?
     

  3. goatsandroses

    goatsandroses New Member

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    Mar 15, 2017
    Yes. Haven't seen anything.
    It's not a lot of blood, like afterbirth but I don't know anything about goat miscarriage
     
  4. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you

    Apr 13, 2011
    Oregon Coast Range
    A lot of my ffs will have a little bit of bloody discharge when the cervix begins to stretch.
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator

    Jul 20, 2008
    corning california
    She might of miscarried, it is hard to say for sure if it was a little bit.

    Any cuts around the vulva area or on the tail?
     
  6. happybleats

    happybleats moderator

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    how is your doe? mucus plug is a white glob, never seen blood in it..Blood is always worrisome to find. can you feel baby movement on the right side..may need to sit a while petting her to get a feel. what about her udder? filling up? tight? Ligs?
     
  7. goatsandroses

    goatsandroses New Member

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    Mar 15, 2017
    thanks for asking...

    Honestly, I am totally confused and more and more convinced she just went into heat. Only time will tell-ha! But her udder seems bigger than when i got here. no kicks. good reminder to feel her ligs. sigh, perhaps no babies this spring after all.
     
  8. happybleats

    happybleats moderator

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    awe Im sorry...maybe pull blood to see? Sometimes young does can get a plump udder when they first come into heat due to hormones....
     
  9. goatsandroses

    goatsandroses New Member

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    Mar 15, 2017
    Guess she really was losing her mucus plug! She gave birth tonight!
     
  10. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    Congratulations! Goats love to mess with their owners!
     
  11. lottsagoats1

    lottsagoats1 Active Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Middle Maine
    So, share the news- what did she have??????
     
  12. Oreosmom

    Oreosmom mom of 2 little goats and 2 wonderful dogs / indoo

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    Nov 18, 2016
    So. Oregon
    :fireworks::boy::kidred::sun::clap:
     
  13. goatsandroses

    goatsandroses New Member

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    Mar 15, 2017
    Singleton baby buckling. Such a sweetie. They seem good but Mom is not very interested in eating- is that normal?

    Not sure how to attach a pic
     
  14. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator

    Give her a B Complex shot and probiotics.
     
  15. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    Pinnacle, NC
    Did she eat her placenta? Sometimes they aren't very hungry for a little while if they've filled up on afterbirth.
     
  16. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator

    Jul 20, 2008
    corning california
    Get a temp on her.

    Any foul odor coming from her vulva area?