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A female Nubian goat question?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by packinaglock, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. packinaglock

    packinaglock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a female Nubian goat that just gave birth 3 to 4 weeks ago. Today while feeding her I noticed a little blood on her tail. My question is do goats have menstral periods? I am hoping that this is all it is.
    thanks in advance for the help
     
  2. packinaglock

    packinaglock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought her already pregnant so I have no previous experience before that.
     
  3. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am no goat expert but I would assume they are like other warmblooded animals that they will bleed for a couple weeks after birth till things get back to normal. Just like humans after they have a baby.
    Or she could be in heat.
     
  4. packinaglock

    packinaglock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I kind of thought so too but I wanted to make sure so I didn't possibly overlook a health issue. Im a guy we are not that familar with that stuff.
     
  5. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry did not mean to assume you where a women.
     
  6. packinaglock

    packinaglock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the help![​IMG]
     
  7. ThornyRidge

    ThornyRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    seemingly normal after giving birth.. there will be discharge some of it looking bloody at times.. just keep eye on things and watch for abnormal behavior, odor, goat acting "off" etc..
     
  8. packinaglock

    packinaglock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she is acting great, that is why I thought I might be right about the female thing. Just wasn't sure if goats were like people. Thanks
     
  9. FrizzleFreak

    FrizzleFreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, my doe had bloody discharge for almost 3 weeks afterwards. We were gonna call the vet, and then she stopped. She's just fine, and I'm sure your girl will be too. Enjoy!
     
  10. Chirpy

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    About a week after the birth a doe will start to have a bloody type discharge. It can last a couple of weeks - it's normal.
     

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