Help!

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by goatnoob, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. goatnoob

    goatnoob Guest

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    Nov 1, 2009
    OK, so my very pregnant alpine dairy goat has been bagged up for almost a month , so I am a little worried. however, there is now another problem: she has been laying in one spot for like 3 days, she just lays there all day chewing her cud. Also; she is an old goat and has had many kids before. Help please!
     
  2. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Have you checked her ligaments to see if they are gone or going?

    Has she got up to eat anything or drink water?

    Do you know a breed date for her?

    Have you taken a temp on her?
     

  3. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    She must be getting up to get hay, or she wouldn't have anymore cud left to chew. I'd probably offer her some Molasses and nutridrench.
     
  4. Dairy Goat Lover

    Dairy Goat Lover New Member

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    Sep 28, 2009
    We had a doe that was very uncomfortable like that. Nothing wrong with her just she didnt feel like getting up(except for old age- and it being winter-not preggo though). All we done was MADE her get up and walk around a little every time we were at the barn. Also gave her oatmeal (human version) with enough molasses to sweeten it. She done great on it and then when she got over her "spell" she was up and moving around again like nothing happened; of course by the time she did it was spring . :)

    Good Luck on her!
     
  5. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    You have to get her up if she is not getting up. She needs to move around.

    I agree with everything that Allison said. Also yes get her some molasses water. She needs some energy.
     
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I have to agree with the others.... alot of does later in their pregnancy...get tired and uncomfortable and do lay around alot more....also take her temp.. just to make sure.. she is OK... :hug:
     
  7. goatnoob

    goatnoob Guest

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    Nov 1, 2009
    Never mind guys... I went outside just a minute ago and she was dead... :mecry:
     
  8. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Aww, I am so sorry :hug:

    Lying in one spot like that is definately odd, even for a pregnant doe....was she in labor or in distress?
     
  9. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    oh no. :(
    how sad. I wonder wht could have been the problem... :hug:
     
  10. cdtrum

    cdtrum New Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    Oh....I am so very sorry.... :hug: .
     
  11. farmgirl42

    farmgirl42 New Member

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    Jan 2, 2010
    Eastern Ohio
    So sorry for your loss. :hug:
     
  12. nutmegfarm

    nutmegfarm New Member

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    Dec 22, 2009
    NE Ohio
    Thats too bad:( Could she have had toxemia??
     
  13. goatnoob

    goatnoob Guest

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    Nov 1, 2009
    she was old so it might have just been that it was her time to go. still, i'll miss her; she was my first goat and the queen of my herd. thank you for your support! :angelgoat:
     
  14. greatcashmeres

    greatcashmeres New Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Maine
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. :hug:
     
  15. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  16. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    OH NO. My heart just sank in sadness.

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers that the lord will comfort you in this time. Do you thinks she was in labor and just to tired to deliver her babies?
     
  17. goatnoob

    goatnoob Guest

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    Nov 1, 2009
    I don't know... that is probably what happened.