Nazarene Valley Saanens
A lady called me last Tuesday and told me that her LaMancha doe had kidded on Saturday with twins. She said that doe's milk production was very low and she wasn't wanting to eat. She was also bleeding quite a bit. She thought the doe might have a retained placenta, but then she said that on Sunday there was a bubble hanging out, and the next day it was gone. I told her that it was the placenta, and that meant she had passed it. I went out to her house Tuesday and checked the goat out. Her temperature was normal (103) and she wasn't bleeding anymore. Her milking production was still very low, but she did nibble a little bit of alfalfa. The lady had gone to the feed store and gotten some uterine boluses. The guy told her to put one in the uterus once a day for three days. You can't do that after the cervix has closed back up, can you (those things are enormous!)? Well, I didn't put anything in, but I gave the doe a shot of Penicillin, to combat any bacteria there might have been in her uterus, and some Nutridrench and figured she'd be fine, as she didn't seem to have any more problems. The next day the lady called me back and said the doe had a yellow discharge. I told her that she needed to call the vet, and she ended up taking the goat in for an exam. The vet said she didn't know what was wrong with the goat. (I've never had any luck with the vets around here :wallbang:...) Anyway, she did say to put the goat on Penicillin for three days. Does it sound like she might still have part of the placenta in there? Or could it be metritis?