Is this heat goo or infection?

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by Idahodreamer, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. Idahodreamer

    Idahodreamer Senior Member

    I was going to take some pix of her backend earlier because it looked swollen and I was wondering if she was in heat.
    However when I went to do it a few minutes ago, she had some amber colored goo coming out.
    I've never seen it when my does went in heat, so i'll let you decide.
    Is it something I should worry about?
     

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  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    sometimes mine have a discharge that is amber in color -- I wouldnt worry about it
     

  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree with Stacey... :thumbup:

    Now...if she goes off feed ...acts lethargic...has a foul odor ...from the discharge..has a temp...or the discharge starts to become heavier.....or....she gets really swollen... then ...she may have an infection or a problem that needs to be addressed........she then... will start to show ...the signs and symptoms.....but for now... if she is acting and eating normal...then she is OK ..... :wink: :greengrin: :hug:
     
  4. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Right now I have 2 does that look that way...one was in heat 2 days ago and the other should be tomorrow, totally normal, but of course keep an eye on her for sign of illness.