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This is only my second goat birth, the first was horrible. The vet had to deliver it. This one wasn't bad but isn't there suppose to be some sort of afterbirth that comes out? Just the baby came out and nothing else. I called the vet and he said it would be ok that it would just rot in there and pass on its own. But that just doesn't sound right to me? Some advice would be greatly appreciated
 

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How long ago did she kid?
About 1 1/2 hours ago. The baby came out and the cord was still connected inside. the mama bit it and then started bleeding a little then nothing else came out. Sorry if I sound like a dummy this was my first time by myself.
 

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It's ok just give her time. Did she chew off the cord closest to the kid? That's perfectly normal.
The kid nursing produces natural oxytocin which helps uterus conract, you should see the afterbirth soon.
Some pass it almost immecdiatly & some take up to 24 hrs.
 

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It's ok just give her time. Did she chew off the cord closest to the kid? That's perfectly normal.
The kid nursing produces natural oxytocin which helps uterus conract, you should see the afterbirth soon.
Some pass it almost immecdiatly & some take up to 24 hrs.
Thanks. I have been a nervous wreck all morning. Was just scared something was gonna go wrong again. Thanks :)
 

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Yes it will come out, its already starting to.
No that is not right what the vet told! If the afterbirth never came out, yes it would rot in her, and cause her to get a massive infection and most likely die. He shouldn't have his license if he's telling people that!

But she is fine, her's is coming out. Cute baby!
 

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Yahoooo congrats on one adorable little kid...my she ?he is adorable......Glad mom did good...
 

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Yes it will come out, its already starting to.
No that is not right what the vet told! If the afterbirth never came out, yes it would rot in her, and cause her to get a massive infection and most likely die. He shouldn't have his license if he's telling people that!

But she is fine, her's is coming out. Cute baby!
Thanks.
Yeah I thought it was crazy too. There are two dr.s at the vets office here. My vet that I always use and the one that owns the practice wasn't in so they put that quack on the phone instead. I plan on calling tomorrow to let dr.wester know what he told me.
 

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Yeah I thought it was crazy too. There are two dr.s at the vets office here. My vet that I always use and the one that owns the practice wasn't in so they put that quack on the phone instead. I plan on calling tomorrow to let dr.wester know what he told me.
Actually your vet was half right. If it doesnt pass by the morning, call the vet for a shot of oxytocin which can help it pass. If it still doesnt, then yes it will stay inside and rot however this is quite common for goats and usually doesnt cause any complications as long as the doe has been treated for antibiotics.
 

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Yes it will come out, its already starting to.
No that is not right what the vet told! If the afterbirth never came out, yes it would rot in her, and cause her to get a massive infection and most likely die. He shouldn't have his license if he's telling people that!

But she is fine, her's is coming out. Cute baby!
This isnt true. Retained placenta is quite a common thing with goats. As long as the doe is put on antibiotics, that will prevent an infection and they generally dont have any complications. And if they do get an infection from a retained placenta, called metritis, its easily treated and extremely rare for a goat to die from it.
 

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This isnt true. Retained placenta is quite a common thing with goats. As long as the doe is put on antibiotics, that will prevent an infection and they generally dont have any complications. And if they do get an infection from a retained placenta, called metritis, its easily treated and extremely rare for a goat to die from it.
Couldn't have said it any better. Happens all the time in cattle as well. Easy to catch, easy to treat, very few complications.
 

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Cute baby! I am sure you already know, but don't pull on the placenta. (afterbirth). It is attached inside with little
button things- kind of like velcro, and if you pull them, they can actually tear the uterus.
The doe may eat all or some of the afterbirth. It won't hurt her, but I always like to get rid of it after they check it out.
 

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Yes it will come out, its already starting to.
No that is not right what the vet told! If the afterbirth never came out, yes it would rot in her, and cause her to get a massive infection and most likely die. He shouldn't have his license if he's telling people that!

But she is fine, her's is coming out. Cute baby!
I agree!!! I'm thinking "the vet really said that!!!!" Wow!!!! Is all I can say! SMH
 

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Yes it will come out, its already starting to.
No that is not right what the vet told! If the afterbirth never came out, yes it would rot in her, and cause her to get a massive infection and most likely die. He shouldn't have his license if he's telling people that!

But she is fine, her's is coming out. Cute baby!
Lala and baby are doing great:) and all seems well. What are the signs of an infection to look for just for future reference?
 
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