goat difficult birth - Help ASAP - UPDATE - PICS!!***

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by dkluzier, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. dkluzier

    dkluzier Chillin' With My Peeps

    Tiny's baby girl was very large and her first pregnancy. She had a difficult time. Now she has what looks like long white worms hanging from her vagina. Could this be a prolapse of some kind or indication that something damaged internally???
     
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    username taken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sometimes there are thick white strands kinda looking like worms in the placenta ... I think that's probably what you are seeing. But if you are really concerned, post a picture for us.

    If there are lumps of fat (white-ish, kinda chunky, sortof looks a bit like cauliflower, ranging from the size of your thumb nail to the size of your thumb) being discharged from the vagina, that is a sign that the uterus has ruptured. In the case of a rupture, the doe needs to be put on heavy antibiotics, and if she survives, given a good long rest before breeding again, or even retired from breeding. But if they survive I've had them breed again after a long break. If she is a top show doe or has sentimental value, you can even consider having the vet open her up and repair the rupture.

    BUT, I think its just the placenta that you are seeing. A picture would help me be sure.

    Congrats on your new little one and hope mum goes okay!
     
  3. dkluzier

    dkluzier Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you very much. It looked and felt like undercooked thick spaghetti. Long strings. Our other goat didn't have anything that looked like that in her placenta, so we were concerned. Will post pics of the baby later.

    Baby girl is big and beautiful. She's up and frisky with the cutest wagging tail. She is nursing very, very well and mama doesn't appear distressed. She has ate and drank and is giving baby lots of attention.


    Thanks again for the reassurance.
     
  4. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YOU BETTER POST PICS!!!!
     
  5. dkluzier

    dkluzier Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. bufforps

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    That is one precious baby! I love the spots! I am glad mom and baby are doing well.
     
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    Quote:Yep, sounds just like what I've seen before in a normal, healthy placenta.

    It amazes me that every placenta looks different. I mean, I know the functional anatomy and physiology of a placenta, but still. Each one seems to look slightly different. Its an interesting thing, the placenta. And I must have seen hundreds upon hundreds of them lol

    Cute cute cute baby!
     

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