Help!! Pregnant??

Discussion in 'Waiting Room' started by Bsaylor, May 19, 2018.

  1. Bsaylor

    Bsaylor Member

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    May 18, 2018
    Hello, I am new here. I have 2 goats. Male & female. My husband fixed our male goat. However, we are new to raising goats and I’m almost positive he left a testicle behind. Reason being, our female appears to be pregnant. She has never kidded before, she has developed udders. I am able to express milk. She looks pregnant. I have no idea if she is, also how far along she may be. Her bag seems to be filling up, slowly. EBB45E10-DE62-41AD-8432-4241136F7FB4.jpeg 2EF9B854-1E51-483B-9ACC-7B3A16F140D5.jpeg 353AA35F-1525-46FD-AF3E-7FCAF216643B.jpeg EBB45E10-DE62-41AD-8432-4241136F7FB4.jpeg 353AA35F-1525-46FD-AF3E-7FCAF216643B.jpeg 91CD1E4D-B683-402F-B75B-26FF97444540.jpeg
     

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  2. Boergoat126

    Boergoat126 Member

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    May 7, 2018
    If she is pregnant you probably shouldn't express her milk as the baby needs the valuable first milk colostrum. I'm fairly new to goat ownership of my own, but developing udders either means pregnant or false pregnancy i believe.
     

  3. groovyoldlady

    groovyoldlady Goat Crazy!

    Jul 21, 2011
    Central Maine
    I agree about not milking her. Let the colostrum build up. The only way to know for sure if she's pregnant is to either get a blood test done or just wait it out. If your male goat IS still fertile then you will probably want to separate them.
     
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  4. Bsaylor

    Bsaylor Member

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    May 18, 2018

    I didn’t actually milk her. I just let a few drops out. I wasn’t sure if she had milk in there.
     
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  5. Bsaylor

    Bsaylor Member

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    May 18, 2018
    Should I remove him no
    Also, I’m 100% aware how pregnancy happens. My question is geared more to “does she look pregnant”. I’m not milking taking anymore milk then just to see what would come out.
     
  6. lifesabtchlearn2deal

    lifesabtchlearn2deal Active Member

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    Mar 26, 2018
    Does your instincts say she's bred? If you seperated them for a few weeks and see no changes or anything then she's probably not pregnant. If she has milk coming out and she is bred then you might want to check her ligaments in her tail. They will thin out A LOT shortly before delivery. Other than that I say have a vet look. My vet does ultrasounds instead of blood tests
     
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  7. groovyoldlady

    groovyoldlady Goat Crazy!

    Jul 21, 2011
    Central Maine
    Thanks for clarifying about the milking. Folks come on TGS from every experience level, so we have to cover our bases when giving advice. So I hope I didn't offend you!

    If she is pregnant, it is probably best to remove the buck now. As her pregnancy progresses she will give off hormones that will make him think she's in heat. Then he can harass her to the point of miscarrying. However, they will both be sad if they're alone - so if they're your only goats it might help to have them in adjacent pens.

    Oh...do you have any goat breeders near you? One might be willing to come check your buck/wether and see if he still has one testicle.
     
  8. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    When was he wethered? They are fertile for a good 6 to 8 weeks after castration. We need a picture of her back end with tail naturally up and lady parts and udder showing. The other pictures don't really show pregnancy.
     
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  9. Goatzrule

    Goatzrule Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2013
    New England
    She does look pregnant
     
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  10. Bsaylor

    Bsaylor Member

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    May 18, 2018
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    Yes, he is acting like she is in heat. I had no clue that’s why. He has some type of fluid around his area & looks like he has devoloped a rash from it. I have been trying to clean it, now it makes sense. I am going to bring him to our vet and they will check. My husband missed one testicle when he banded him and the vet cut that one out. My thought is possibly the second one went up into his belly area? I see what appears to be a testicle, but I’m not 100% sure. Thank you so much for your input!
     
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  11. Bsaylor

    Bsaylor Member

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    May 18, 2018
    He was wethered 3 years ago. I have tried so hard to get a pic of everything in that area, she fights me. She won’t let me touch her belly, or any part of her back area. I try when she is eating, but her tail is down. I will keep trying
     
  12. Bsaylor

    Bsaylor Member

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    May 18, 2018
    Yes, I feel like she is. I just have no clue when she is due. I should probably bring her to the vet, just have them take a look. Thanks for the advice!!
     
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  13. Bsaylor

    Bsaylor Member

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    May 18, 2018
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    This is the very best picture I have of her udders. They are a bit bigger now, but I never seen them look like this until a couple of weeks ago. She is really hairy, so it’s hard to see.
     
  14. Bsaylor

    Bsaylor Member

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    May 18, 2018
    She has never been pregnant, so she has never had udders.
     
  15. groovyoldlady

    groovyoldlady Goat Crazy!

    Jul 21, 2011
    Central Maine
    That does look more like a pregnant First Freshener udder than a precocious udder. Hmmmmmm.
     
  16. mariella

    mariella Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2017
    Prague Oklahoma
    The pictures of her belly are her left side that is her Rumen. Her udder is what they call a precocious udder. I say she's Not pregnant.
     
  17. Bsaylor

    Bsaylor Member

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    May 18, 2018
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  18. Bsaylor

    Bsaylor Member

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  19. nicolemackenzie

    nicolemackenzie Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    It looks like only one side is filling. I vote precocious
     
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  20. goatygirl8

    goatygirl8 Member

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    Nov 26, 2017
    Nowhere New Hampshire
    It does look like only one side is filling.
     
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