Doppler use on Pregnant does

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by capi71, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. capi71

    capi71 New Member

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    Dec 7, 2008
    Jasper, Georgia
    Has anyone ever used a Doppler on a pregnant doe? I am a Doula (for people, but will soon be for my goats...haha!) and have access to one, but was wondering on their accuracy with goats.
    Any other suggestions on gadets that would be good to have on hand during kidding or during their pregnacy?
    Thanks!
     
  2. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Would that be used for fetal heartbeat? I would see no reason why it wouldn't work on a doe....if you can deal with the rumen noises....you should be able to hear heartbeats clearly in the late 2nd month or the beginning of the third...maybe sooner :shrug:

    That is so neat that you are in the profession you are in....delivering "kids" is just as stressful :hair:


    BTW....Welcome!
     

  3. capi71

    capi71 New Member

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    Dec 7, 2008
    Jasper, Georgia
    yes, it is to detect fetal heart rate. I am just trying to brainstrorm and figure out if there is any equipment that I can use for both situations.
    Urine test strips, dopplers, and gosh I wish I could get my hands on an ultrasound machine.
    Thank you for the welcome!!
     
  4. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    i dont think urine test strips will work, we have totally different hormones than goats.... -would a mare test strip work? I know they sell horse preg. tests (why not goats? i dont know, but i wish they had some! lol)
     
  5. helmstead

    helmstead New Member

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    Oct 1, 2008
    Alfordsville, IN
    The equine kits are milk tests for impending foaling. They measure calcium levels in the milk. I wanted to try the kit I had on the goats...but the chemicals expire very quickly and my kit was a few months too old to work. Those kits aren't cheap! So...onward I go, clueless.

    ETA: Now I kinda think I want to follow one of my known preggers does around with a human pee stick, just to see if it'll work! hmm...
     
  6. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    it wont lol. :slapfloor:
     
  7. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    just wanted to say welcome! :wave:

    I think it would work --- I am no expert though :shrug: