Lola, my Boer goat, kidded yesterday evening. This was her fourth kidding, but things didn't go smoothly. She labored longer than normal, and then had goo, then pushing. When she finally started pushing, amniotic fluid came out, but then only a hoof. Then a face and one hoof. Since the amniotic sac had already clearly broken, I couldn't push the baby back in. (My helpful ER doc hubby was giving commentary, something like, " She's doing okay, she's pushing, she's making progress...Uh, maybe you should help. Pull with the next contraction...")
Anyway, I could pull on the left leg and apply some pressure to the back of the neck and after she contacted twice more, got him out. He's like, 12 lbs! Anyway, he was up in about 20 minutes, nursing, etc. Today he has been limping on the right leg, knee seeming to buckle and bow, and shoulder joint seems looser than the other one. Still moving around, nursing, etc, not seeming in pain or anything. Should I just leave him be for a day or two, and assume that the shoulder/ leg that were tucked backwards will get better eventually? Clearly he was stretched the wrong way...