Goat with placenta hanging out, help please

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by suenrob, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. suenrob

    suenrob Songster

    Jan 22, 2008
    Ft. Myers, FL
    My neighbors goat had twins yesterday, both died and the mother still has the placenta hanging from her. We tried to pull it out, but it won't budge. Any suggestions other than calling the vet? Thanks
  2. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Don't pull on it any more. Are you sure it's the placenta and not prolapsed uterus? Call the vet if you're not sure.
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    Leave it alone. It will come out within 24 hours
  4. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    Leave it alone!

    Call a local cow or goat dairy, see if they have any oxy...other than that...sorry, but call a vet. She'll go toxic soon.

    Sorry about your neighbors loss - hope they don't loose the doe, too.
  5. mekasmom

    mekasmom Songster

    Dec 9, 2008
    If it is a placenta then firm but gentle pulling will bring it out. If it doesn't come out, then it is a prolapse. She will die from sepsis if you don't resolve the situation. She will also need a few days worth of antibiotics.
  6. lorieMN

    lorieMN Songster

    Apr 19, 2008
    Quote:dont give oxy this late in the game,,she could push out her uturis (sp sorry?) oxy is bad in the hands of enexperienced..call a vet,if she prolapsed it will need to be put back in and tacked or use one of those sheep things,I dont remember what they are called,but if thats the case she wont be any good for breeding again,cause they normally do it everytime once they start.
  7. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Songster

    Apr 7, 2008
    North Dakota
    Call a vet, asap.

    I dont know but...
    If goats are like cows they will not pass the afterbirth until their milk starts flowing. Milk the goat and see if this helps....and call the vet
  8. suenrob

    suenrob Songster

    Jan 22, 2008
    Ft. Myers, FL
    Thanks, it has already been 24 hours. If it is a prolapse, what would that look like? This thing hangs almost to the ground, could that be a prolapse?
  9. davidb

    davidb Songster

    Dec 15, 2008
    north east Georgia
    I had one about 2 weeks ago with a prolapsed uterus ,luckily we have a office with several vets. and one is always on call , the baby and the mom are doing fine now, but that night I was at the vets until 3;30 am . if its been more than 24 hrs since she birthed you need to get her to the vet. quick and still I'm afraid you might be to late, but I will pray for you
  10. lorieMN

    lorieMN Songster

    Apr 19, 2008
    Quote:if its afterbirth it should look like old skin by now..just kind of yucky and thin and flappy looking..a prolapse should look thicker and fuller,and it should have been a healthy pink looking at first,now its dried out so it wont look healthy of course,

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