pregnant doe-im a first timer-i need help!!

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  1. nadams4

    nadams4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was given a pregnant Oberhasli dairy goat, the past owner told me that one of her teats were not dried up yet, but would be soon. It has been a month and its still huge, and the other teat is dry and very small.

    I tried milking it a tiny bit and a brown thick substance came out...I'm assuming its colostrum. Is that right???

    I have no idea whats going on, and wonder if her one dry teat and one full one will effect her kids. She is due in mid-march.

    Any help would be wonderful. I am so lost!
     
  2. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it red, swollen or fevered?
     
  3. nadams4

    nadams4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its a little swollen but not red. her teat is more of a ashy charcoal black color!

    I will post some pictures in the next few minutes!
     
  4. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

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    is this her first kid?? Wondering why one is swollen and the other not...
     
  5. ksacres

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    Your pics aren't working, try the one that says image code
     
  6. nadams4

    nadams4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like i said she was given to me, the lady wanted to get rid of her quick. I believe this is her second batch of kids, possibly third??
     
  7. nadams4

    nadams4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Swollen on right

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    swollen side view

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    "normal"
     
  8. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you 100% sure she is pregnant? The reason I ask, is the goop on her back side reminds me of when my goats are in heat.

    When you got her, was the other one like that? I just wonder if she can only nurse from one teat. That might be why she got rid of her. If that is the case, expect twins and having to bottle feed one.

    Does she act uncomfortable? It looks painful :mad:
     

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