Goat been in labor since this morning. Should I be concerned?

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by ghenke, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. ghenke

    ghenke New Member

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    Mar 28, 2017
    Need help with doe in labor

    So I have a pygora doe that appears to be in labor. She is very vocal, pawing a lot, getting up and laying down often, yawning, etc. She has also had long stringy mucus all day. This is her second time having kids, but the previous time did not take so long. Should I be concerned? She began to have mucus at around nine this morning so its been around ten hours. She doesn't seem overly uncomfortable and has been eating a little throughout the day. Any help would be greatly appreciated. She has not been pushing at all.
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2017
  2. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    If she is open, I would lube up and go in and check her. If she has multiples, it may be taking her longer to position the kids. I would keep a very close eye on her.
     

  3. sassykat6181

    sassykat6181 Katrina

    Nov 28, 2012
    Anderson, SC
    Agreed. If she's streaming goo and making no progress, you need to check and see if the kid is malpositioned
     
  4. ghenke

    ghenke New Member

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    Mar 28, 2017
    Thanks for the responses. How should I go about doing that? Do i need to wear gloves, etc.?
     
  5. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    Make sure your nails are short, wash your hands - wear gloves if you have them, some people don't - lubricate. Insert two fingers at first - if she is relaxed your whole hand should fit easily. You are feeling for malpositioned kids - or maybe two presenting at the same time. If you are concerned, I would go ahead and call the vet.
     
  6. ghenke

    ghenke New Member

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    Mar 28, 2017
    Thank you! It was a bit of a blur, but I adjusted the first kid and everything went fine. Both mom and the twins seem happy and healthy.
     
  7. lottsagoats1

    lottsagoats1 Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Middle Maine
    Great job! Congrats!!!!!!!
     
  8. sassykat6181

    sassykat6181 Katrina

    Nov 28, 2012
    Anderson, SC
    Great job - congrats! Post pics when you can :)
     
  9. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    Good job! Congrats!!
     
  10. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    Congratulations! It's always scary when you do something new like "going in"! Most likely you saved at least one kids life, possibly both and maybe even the doe'!
     
  11. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  12. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    Congrats!!!! Great job:fireworks:
     
  13. ghenke

    ghenke New Member

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    Mar 28, 2017
    Thanks again everyone! I really appreciated the help :) I tried to attach some pictures but they are pretty low quality unfortunately. We had three other does kid yesterday so it was pretty overwhelming!
     

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  14. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    US
    Awwww :love: They're adorable!!!!
     
  15. MoonShadow

    MoonShadow FancyDay Farm

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    Mar 1, 2015
    They are so so cute!!!:love:
    Congratulations and great job!!
     
  16. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    Aww, how cute! Congratulations!