Goat with swollen vulva

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by KermitWC, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. KermitWC

    KermitWC New Member

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    Feb 22, 2011
    I have a 1.5 year old doe with a badly swollen vulva. She is not bred. What could cause this?
     
  2. liz

    liz New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    An injury or a bug bite...or she's in heat.
    See if she'll allow you to hold an ice pack on her and see if the swelling goes down.
     

  3. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Sounds like an injury of some sort...can you get a photo?

    She may have torn it inside on the fence or something...even a buck can accidentally do this during breeding.

    Is there a possibility she's in heat? Have you noticed any blood or sensitivity to that area?
     
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator

    Jul 20, 2008
    corning california
    As mentioned ...Is she acting like she is in season any discharge at all?

    Is she pregnant about ready to kid?


    If she is swollen by injury...putting preparation H on it may help.... :wink:
     
  5. KermitWC

    KermitWC New Member

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    Feb 22, 2011
    She is not pregnant. I have been keeping her away from the buck. He has been acting interested in her but have kept him awy from her. She did have a white stringy discharge. No injuries at all.
     
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator

    Jul 20, 2008
    corning california
    And she hasn't been near the fence to a buck...they can fence breed.... if they can touch noses the possibility to breed is there .. :wink:

    White discharge is an indication that she just went out of heat..... or getting closer to kid...
     
  7. KermitWC

    KermitWC New Member

    71
    Feb 22, 2011
    This is a picture of her vulva.
     

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  8. KermitWC

    KermitWC New Member

    71
    Feb 22, 2011
    She is in the same area for a few hours each day but I have never seen him near her.
     
  9. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    It looks normal. If it's more swollen than usual, i'd say she's either in heat or pregnant.
     
  10. liz

    liz New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Looks normal to me as well...not grossly distended as if there were an injury or insect bite...and the discharge you mention indicates either a heat or sign of a breeding.
     
  11. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    how long have you had the doe?
     
  12. KermitWC

    KermitWC New Member

    71
    Feb 22, 2011
    I have had her all of her life.