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??Is my goat going into labor??

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Bigwig, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. ftfarmer22

    ftfarmer22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL me too[​IMG]
     
  2. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    I know this is Easter and you can't get a vet today. I don't think any of my goats EVER got sick during office hours. But if I were you, unless that goat is a LOT better tomorrow, contact the vet about getting some lutalyse and anything else necessary to induce labor. It really sounds like your doe has ketosis and the only real cure for ketosis is delivery of the kids. Also get some propylene glycol to treat the ketosis. You should be able to find some at the feed store. Molasses will help but the propylene glycol is much better. Also, when she starts to go into labor, keep an eye on her. As soon as she is fully dilated deliver the kids manually because in all probability she won't have the strength to push them out herself. As you probably know by now, ketosis is very, very serious. If you think I can help you, PM me.
     
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  3. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    How is your goat?
     
  4. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Call your vet!
     
  5. Bigwig

    Bigwig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does propylene glycol do? Their are no vets in my area that would come to the farm and their are no goat farmers nearby that could help so I'll probable have to treat her myself.

    Thanks again for your help!!
     
  6. Bigwig

    Bigwig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is doing a little better. I felt her side and I think the kids have moved back towards her abdomen a little.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  7. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Is she up? Eating and drinking normally? Pooping?
     
  8. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    Propylene glycol is a simple sugar. It is used for treating ketosis is cattle, sheep, and goats.
     
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  9. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    How is the goat today?
     
  10. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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