I'm so sad.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ilovemychickies, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. Hi all! There's this friend of my family who we were going to get a few baby goats from. One of the goats that was going to have twins got hurt and had to go to the vet. That was a few days ago. Today the lady who owns them went out to feed and found 2 dead baby goats lying in the dirt. We think that something that the vet gave the goat when she got hurt made the babies be born before they were ready. But the only thing that the vet gave her was some penicilin. Has anyone ever heard of penicilin being bad for pregnate goats? Thanks for reading. [​IMG]

  2. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    im so sorry this happen, im not sure what happend maby it was the medicine.
  3. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    oh thats awful. I've never heard of anything like that. I'm sure they'll give you the next babies?
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I think it is more likely that when she was hurt, her body aborted the kids because of the stress of the injury.
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Sorry for your loss, hope the mother goat is ok from this.

    If it was just penicillin, I doubt that is what caused it, as it is just an antibiotic. I bet it was the stress of getting hurt, the stress of going to the vet, and the stress of being pregnant while hurt at the same time that induced labor too early.

    Like in humans, an antibiotic or non labor inducing medicine shouldn't induce labor, but being in a car accident may.

    Another possibility is that the goat got hurt in such a way that it caused the miscarriage. Since I don't know how far along the goat was or what the nature of the injury was, it could be that too and it's hard to speculate.
  6. Yeah, she said that we can still have a few of the other goats that are going to be born. The lady's name is Jill. She was crying when she called us. I feel so bad for her too.
  7. snugglepup

    snugglepup Songster

    Apr 15, 2007
    Creedmoor, NC
    Penicillin is safe during pregnancies. It is very commonly prescribed.
  8. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Songster

    Jan 9, 2008
    Washburn, MO
    I agree. Whatever the injury was that she had to go to the vet for and the stress involved probably caused the abortion or maybe even injured the babies.
    I have the opposite situation, 2 live babies and a dead mamma!
  9. Awww! I am so sorry Moonwalker! [​IMG]
  10. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    yea trama, and stress dont mix good with goats. I hope you can get some more goats then.

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