Doe (possibly pregnant) is leaking Mucus

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by Lexibot, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Lexibot

    Lexibot New Member

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    Jul 27, 2010
    Missouri
    Hi, I noticed something different today. I have been checking up on Lilly because I noticed a couple times that she hasn't been urinating as much as normal(it's little amounts, normally goats pee like a lot, lol). Then I noticed something odd yesterday, she had solid poop, but it was wet with a little liquid.

    Today I went to see if she had scours, and I come to this:
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    She has no scours. She was bred in Oct and November, never came back in heat in December.

    I haven't been worming her because my wormer is not safe for pregnant does under 30 days, but her eyes and gums look fine.

    I took their grain away, because they were eating a good amount of hay and just all becoming very fat where I was beginning to get worried.

    Is this something I should worry about, and what should I do?
     
  2. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    I'm a little confused, is this coming from her vagina or anus? Is it blood tinged? By solid do you mean her poo was pellets or more like a pellet log?
     

  3. Lexibot

    Lexibot New Member

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    Jul 27, 2010
    Missouri
    It's from her vagina!

    And her poop just looked like normal pellets. Not all attached together like a log.

    I hope she's not going into labour or anything... But she's not acting like it.. it's my first time with her though. I mean she was with a buck since the beginning of August, but I didn't see her go in heat until October, she could have had a silent heat then.... but I don't remember ANY of the goats acting abnormal.

    She's also eating. I don't remember the last set of Does eating before labour.
     
  4. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Does she seem to be in labor at all? If it were me I would wash off her back end and check what was going on, like if she was dilated or what.
     
  5. Lexibot

    Lexibot New Member

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    Jul 27, 2010
    Missouri
    No she's not acting like she's in labour at ALL. she's being overly friendly, but that's cause I gave her a handful of oats to take the picture of her.

    Um she has no bag...So I doubt she's kidding..

    Could she be in heat??? I put the buck away. He seems interested in her. But I didn't want him to bother her. If she's in heat though, I want to pen them together.

    I just went out there to check on her, when she pees more mucus is coming out.
     
  6. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    I've never seen that color mucous on a doe in heat... :shrug:
     
  7. Lexibot

    Lexibot New Member

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    Jul 27, 2010
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    Gonna check if she's dilated then. I don't think I'll be expecting a kid though. She's just not acting like a soon to be mommy :p
     
  8. Lexibot

    Lexibot New Member

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    Jul 27, 2010
    Missouri
    I have no idea :(

    I checked her, it's my first dilating test... but it doesn't feel very "open" there. The walls wrapped around my fingers.. I am not sure exactly how to tell though. She's not a very cooperative patient...

    I'll just keep an eye on her...

    It could just be the mucus plug... but yeah, I don't know :( when I cleaned her up I had to pull cause it was a long sting. Do you think I will see more if she is in labour?
     
  9. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    That definitely is not a heat.. but I don't really know what she is doing. I would take her temp and keep a close eye on her.
     
  10. Lexibot

    Lexibot New Member

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    Jul 27, 2010
    Missouri
    Thank you, will do :)
     
  11. Lexibot

    Lexibot New Member

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    Jul 27, 2010
    Missouri
    ONe more question...

    Once a doe is bred, will she stand for a buck again and let him try to breed her in her next heat cycle??
     
  12. It could be a bacterial infection! You should call your vet if you have one, and explian what is going on. Maybe you can try antibiotics?
     
  13. Lexibot

    Lexibot New Member

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    Jul 27, 2010
    Missouri
    I have antibiotics! But not a vet, they don't cater to goats, and the bill is not worth the goat. These are not pure bred goats, or show goats. And they aren't pets. So I'll try anything I can, but the bill is more than the goat's worth.
     
  14. Lexibot

    Lexibot New Member

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    Jul 27, 2010
    Missouri
    OKay, she now has a glob of red coming out of her like half the size of a ping pong ball. I would guess she's aborting... she's kind just standing there... like nothing is happening...
     
  15. Coyote Night Acres

    Coyote Night Acres New Member

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    Dec 26, 2010
    Missouri
    I think your doe is having a misscariage. I had a similar experience a few months ago. Same color mucus, except my doe acted like pre labor stages, just never went into labor. Next day acted completely normal, but continued to discharge for a week. she then stopped and in a month came back into heat and stood for the buck to breed her. I would keep her away from the buck right now, cause it doesn't look like a heat but he could get confused and pay extra attention to her that she is not going to want right now. I don't have a lot of experience with goats, but this sounds pretty close to what my doe did so thought I'de chime in. In any case keep an eye on her. If it smells bad (the mucus) then you might have a infection going on, but if not and her temp is normal I would just watch her. That's what I did with my doe, she had no temp and no odor to the discharge. :hug:
     
  16. Lexibot

    Lexibot New Member

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    Jul 27, 2010
    Missouri
    OKay, it doesn't smell...

    Is it possible for her to abort one baby and keep others in her tummy? I really need babies this year **ugh* she's the ONLY one that I KNEW of that was bred.
     
  17. Coyote Night Acres

    Coyote Night Acres New Member

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    Dec 26, 2010
    Missouri
    I'm not sure on that one, (I'm thinking not though). Maybe someone more experienced can tell you the answer to that. It's good that the mucus doesn't have an odor. Have you taken her temp yet? Sorry this is going this way, hopefully I'm wrong but it sure sounds a lot like what my doe did.
     
  18. HoosierShadow

    HoosierShadow Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Central Kentucky
    awww may be aborting :( I'm so sorry. Hopefully she'll be just fine. We had a doe abort right before Thanksgiving, about 6 weeks before she was due. It was very very sad... She was also our only fully registered doe too and carrying a buck <which we were hoping to get a nice buck from her>. She was fine afterwards just upset and confused, looking for her baby. She also did not have an udder until she aborted and then it filled a bit.

    She came in heat again a month later and is doing fine - expecting a kid at the end of April.