Could Rescue Goat Be Pregnant

Discussion in 'Waiting Room' started by Goataddict, Jul 19, 2020.

  1. Goataddict

    Goataddict Active Member

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    I am sure you all know Duchess, my rescue goat. When we got her, her previous owners hinted that she might be pregnant and now her right side has started to swell and her appetite has gone up.

    A blood test can't be done due to the fact that the vet who could possibly do that is in Jos and is at least 3 states apart.

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  2. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    Its hard to say actually. Some help here from the experienced goatiers?
     
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  3. Boers4ever

    Boers4ever Member

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    How long have you had her? I love her name!
     
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  4. Goataddict

    Goataddict Active Member

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    Thank you. I have had her for less than a month now. It will be a month on 23rd July
     
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  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Hard to judge by her belly alone.

    How old is she?
    Pics of her front teeth will help.
     
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  6. Goataddict

    Goataddict Active Member

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    She is 8 months old.

    It is dark now, so later.

    Thanks
     
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  7. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    If you know her age, no need for a picture of her teeth. ;)

    If she is eating more, her belly will get bigger, it doesn't always mean she is preggo.

    A preg test would be the answer.

    I don't know if you have Lute there?
    It is a drug used to abort an unwanted pregnancy of a goat too young.

    I have to ask, is she of good size, do you want her to carry the kids to full term?

    If she is too small, she may have birthing issues. And if she was bred to a larger breed buck, she may be in trouble.

    I don't see an udder forming.
    Can you feel a pouch of milk starting at all?
     
  8. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    There was a member who could tell by a picture if the doe had ever been penetrated. I don’t remember who that was. Was it @Goats Rock or @goathiker ?
     
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  9. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Her back end looks like a possibility but not positive. Time will tell.
     
  10. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you Staff Member Supporting Member

    Yeah she has been penetrated.
    And yeah, she is 80% certain that she's pregnant.
    If you are cramming soy based feed down her though, it can make her look pregnant.
     
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  11. Goataddict

    Goataddict Active Member

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    Thanks.
    No I don't feed her soy based feed.
     
  12. Goataddict

    Goataddict Active Member

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    Ok thanks.
     
  13. Goataddict

    Goataddict Active Member

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    Ok.

    No we don't have Lute over here and I don't think we have any birth inducing medication.
     
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  14. Goataddict

    Goataddict Active Member

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    She is of moderate size. I guess she will carry full term, I will talk with my vet about all the possibilities.

    I can it's small but I can. Thanks again for the advice.
     
  15. Goataddict

    Goataddict Active Member

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    Quick question what can I give her to have a smooth and safe delivery.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  16. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Do you have access to selenium? From what I learned it is important for kidding that the doe is not selenium deficient.
    Also, look up kidding kits on this forum and get all the supplies you can get.
    Find out if your vet will do emergency visits, in case something goes wrong during kidding. It will help ease your mind.
     
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  17. Goataddict

    Goataddict Active Member

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    No, but I will keep checking.

    Thanks a lot.

    I will.
     
  18. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    I wondered if @Tanya has found a goat supply company that you can order from. At least it would be from the same continent.
     
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  19. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    Allot of our lose minerals contain high doses of selenium in them
    Also our sweetfeed has a good mix in. I can find out today if we have a supplier who can export outside of South Africa.
     
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  20. Goataddict

    Goataddict Active Member

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    Thanks a lot @Tanya