Another Kid?

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by BV Farms, Jun 6, 2020.

  1. BV Farms

    BV Farms New Member

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    Apr 12, 2020
    Colorado
    I have a friend who called me worried that her goat still has a placenta hanging out. She kidded on Thursday evening. I looked at the doe. It was one strand of the cord coming out, and bounced her. It really felt like there was a kid. Definite hard lump in front of her udder. Felt just like they do when they're not done kidding. It even felt like it moved. I went into her to see if I could feel baby.The doe hadn't been contracting. She didn't seem to be dilated, but I haven't gone in very far before. I couldn't find anything, but I couldn't even get my hand into what I thought was her cervix, but like I said, I have no experience going in that far. The thing hanging out broke in the process. We gave the doe antibiotics. She didn't have a fever and was acting fine. Her owner just texted and said she is now 105 degrees and not eating. They've tried to call the vet, but he never called back. What should they do?
     
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  2. BV Farms

    BV Farms New Member

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    Apr 12, 2020
    Colorado
    I went in last night, but not today.
     

  3. CountyLineAcres

    CountyLineAcres Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2014
    Mineral Ridge, Ohio
    So sorry to hear this!

    At this point, if there is a stuck kid, there is nothing you can do. She would need an emergency c-section to remove it before she goes septic, and the fever is not a good sign. The vet could check to see if there is a retained kid via an ultrasound.

    Keep her on the antibiotics, and I would give her banamine to lower her temp. Probiotics never hurt.
     
  4. FoxRidge

    FoxRidge Well-Known Member

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  5. BV Farms

    BV Farms New Member

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    Apr 12, 2020
    Colorado
    They are giving her electrolytes and are in touch with a vet now.
     
  6. CountyLineAcres

    CountyLineAcres Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2014
    Mineral Ridge, Ohio
    Good to hear! Keep us posted.
     
  7. BV Farms

    BV Farms New Member

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    Apr 12, 2020
    Colorado
    She was at 102.5 this morning and ate a little too. Praise God!
     
  8. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    Any news if there is a baby?
     
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  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    The vet needs to do an ultrasound to see if there is something in there.

    If there is afterbirth hanging, she is most likely done kidding.
    But the vet should check her.

    Selenium deficiency can cause her to hold afterbirth. Give 2 vit E gel tabs snip the tops and squirt in her mouth and give a Bo-se shot.
     
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  10. BV Farms

    BV Farms New Member

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    Apr 12, 2020
    Colorado
    The doe passed a stillborn doeling this morning.
     
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  11. groovyoldlady

    groovyoldlady Goat Crazy!

    Jul 21, 2011
    Central Maine
    Sorry they lost a baby, but glad things are resolved now!
     
  12. CaramelKittey

    CaramelKittey Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry to hear the doeling didn't make it. :( It really is a miracle to hear that the doe survived through all that. How is the doe now? What about her other kids?
     
  13. BV Farms

    BV Farms New Member

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    Apr 12, 2020
    Colorado
    The doe is still a good temperature, no fever. They will keep her on antibiotics though. Her live kid, is doing great!
     
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  14. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    So sorry you lost the kid. :(

    But glad it is out.
     
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  15. CaramelKittey

    CaramelKittey Well-Known Member

    That's great news! :)
     
  16. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    Sorry about the doeling. Its sad. Very happy the momma and other survivors are ok.