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Went in the barn this morning and my doe that is due in a month and a half is miscarrying. Another one is scouring and not acting well. Looks like today I'll be running fecals and playing goat nurse. 馃槥 This is the first goat miscarriage I've dealt with. Do I just let things go? So far one baby is out and she's working on a second right now.
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Sorry that is happening. Just let things happen naturally.
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Oh no. I鈥檓 sorry! Sending virtual hugs and lots of moral support your way.
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Thanks ya'll. First baby was just the size of my hand. I'm not 100% sure it had back legs. Mama is a boer and dad is a mini-nubian. It seems like it should have been a lot bigger at this point so I wonder if it was dead for a while.
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Oh bummer. I'm sorry. Yes just let it happen and please wear gloves handling everything. Clean the area she aborted well in case cause is infectious. You could do a uterine flush if kids look to have been dead a while or if placentas and goop look off in color or smell. Can use vinegar and very warm water. If you have quality essential oils, can add a few drops lavender snd tea tree. Flush until things are fairly clear.
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Oh bummer. I'm sorry. Yes just let it happen and please wear gloves handling everything. Clean the area she aborted well in case cause is infectious. You could do a uterine flush if kids look to have been dead a while or if placentas and goop look off in color or smell. Can use vinegar and very warm water. If you have quality essential oils, can add a few drops lavender snd tea tree. Flush until things are fairly clear.
They don't look or smell like they've been dead for a while, they are just very tiny. I only found one but we did remove it with gloves and cleaned the area. I thought she was going to have another one but she doesn't seem to. I'm going to give her another half hour before I get my elbow gloves and go in to check. She is walking around and acting mostly normal. I do have a good stock of essential oils so I will definitely add those. Thank you for the advice!
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So sorry to hear that. 馃槥
Hugs to you.
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I am so very sorry. :(
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Aww that stinks :( I鈥檓 so sorry:hugs: It鈥檚 never fun when they abort.
Kids grow the most the last month so a month early and they are pretty small. I know I was kinda shocked when I saw one abort about that far along as well.
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Aww that stinks :( I鈥檓 so sorry:hugs: It鈥檚 never fun when they abort.
Kids grow the most the last month so a month early and they are pretty small. I know I was kinda shocked when I saw one abort about that far along as well.
Ok that makes me feel better. If she's gonna abort I'd rather it be just an underdeveloped kid than one that had died a while back.
Is there a way to determine gestational age based on visual assessment? The baby had no hair yet.
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Mama goat was due February 20th
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I'm so sorry!
You might consider sending some of the aborted matter off for testing. There are many contagious diseases that can cause abortion. And many non-contagious factors, as well. It might be good to know.
Whatever you decide, I hope your doe cleans out fully and recovers quickly. Again, I'm so sorry you're going through this!
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I'm so sorry!
You might consider sending some of the aborted matter off for testing. There are many contagious diseases that can cause abortion. And many non-contagious factors, as well. It might be good to know.
Whatever you decide, I hope your doe cleans out fully and recovers quickly. Again, I'm so sorry you're going through this!
Thanks! I have a call in to the vet. She said if the the mama doesn't pass everything by morning she will come out and assess. I don't love this vet for goats but it's pretty much our only option unless we can travel an hour to a more goatie vet.
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I agree with just watching & waiting. Im sorry you went through this. Sometimes Mother Nature knows best. I would check her temp. In an hour or so. Just keep a good eye on her for today & tonight.
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Thanks! I have a call in to the vet. She said if the the mama doesn't pass everything by morning she will come out and assess. I don't love this vet for goats but it's pretty much our only option unless we can travel an hour to a more goatie vet.
I'm glad you have a vet available! A uterine flush like happybleats suggested should help her clean out. I wish I'd known about doing flushes last kidding season. I probably could have prevented a uterine infection in one of my does.
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Oh so sorry. Always a sad moment.
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You can tell if its (fetus) been dead awhile- they are dehydrated, especially around the eye sockets. Skin isn't plump but tight and
dry. (It's hard to explain) The cord will be small and kind of dryish. A death from more than a few days would start smelling-

Sorry she is aborting- ask the vet if a course of antibiotics is recommened for possible chlamydia.
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Oh no, sorry to hear that 馃槩
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Went in the barn this morning and my doe that is due in a month and a half is miscarrying. Another one is scouring and not acting well. Looks like today I'll be running fecals and playing goat nurse. 馃槥 This is the first goat miscarriage I've dealt with. Do I just let things go? So far one baby is out and she's working on a second right now.
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I'm so sorry. I know how sad it is. Though yours were further along. If you have oxytocin I would give it to her afterwards and then make sure you give her some extra support in like vitamins or mfo solution if you have it and check whether you need to warm her cuz any stress you know how that goes. pregnancy. Kidding season is always a time of expectation and joy, and conversely sometimes sorrow and loss
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Is somebody mentioned chlamydia and that's always a good idea with I miscarriage late like that. I'm not a vet, but if I remember my marriage manual that's treated by an oxytetracycline like la 300. There may be something better that you can get from a vet but that's over the counter and most places anyway.
So sorry for your loss
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