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Heather L
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Overdue. Should I be doing something?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Heather L 4 hours ago. 6 Replies

My first freshener who was due a week ago at this point still doesn’t look close. She is soft in the udder area but doesn’t have a bag yet and has slightly larger teats. I was able to squeeze milk…Continue

Chronic cough

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Nov 6, 2019. 5 Replies

I bought a new doe in milk back in July. She started coughing a few days after I got her and at fist I just thought it was because of the stress of joining a new herd. Unfortunately it kept up and…Continue

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Heather L replied to Heather L's discussion Overdue. Should I be doing something?
"Bummer but thanks for the peace of mind. I’ll stop being so on edge then. My other doe is due today so hopefully we get at least some babies this year. I don’t have a lot of space so we only keep two. Well conditioned is definitely how…"
4 hours ago
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Heather L's discussion Overdue. Should I be doing something?
"That does not look like a pregnant goat. You weren't kidding when you said she has no udder. You don't need to do anything. I'd keep an eye on her udder for a few more days just in case it suddenly balloons up, but she looks like…"
4 hours ago
Heather L replied to Heather L's discussion Overdue. Should I be doing something?
"I tried to post pictures but I’m not sure if it worked. My vet doesn’t do ultrasounds so I’d have to drive her 4 hours away to get it done. Can I just wait and see or do I need to get her an ultrasound?"
4 hours ago
Heather L replied to Heather L's discussion Overdue. Should I be doing something?
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Heather L replied to Heather L's discussion Overdue. Should I be doing something?
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Heather L's discussion Overdue. Should I be doing something?
"The only way to know for sure if she is pregnant would be to get an ultrasound. If she is having a false pregnancy, she will test positive on a blood test because her body thinks it's pregnant.  You should not squeeze her teats. That tells…"
5 hours ago
Heather L posted a discussion

Overdue. Should I be doing something?

My first freshener who was due a week ago at this point still doesn’t look close. She is soft in the udder area but doesn’t have a bag yet and has slightly larger teats. I was able to squeeze milk out and her ligaments seem a bit softer than usual but are far from gone. Her vulva is still tight like normal. I know my date is absolutely correct because we did driveway breeding so she was only with the buck once. We saw him breed her three times while we were there and she didn’t come back into…See More
8 hours ago
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Heather L's discussion Chronic cough
"You're welcome! A vet professor told me many years ago that she had a hard time getting too excited about a goat if it was still eating, drinking, chewing its cud, and walking around. So, that's usually in the back of my mind when I see my…"
Nov 6, 2019
Heather L replied to Heather L's discussion Chronic cough
"Ok well then I will just watch her for any other symptoms. So far thats all I’ve noticed and I’m around a lot so I feel like I’d catch it if she had any more. I read the article you linked and none of the things listed sounded like…"
Nov 5, 2019
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Heather L's discussion Chronic cough
"Whenever I call the U of I vet clinic, it's usually inevitable that they'll say at some point in the conversation that they can't diagnose over the phone, so I need to bring in the goat. It's even more tough trying to figure out…"
Nov 5, 2019
Heather L replied to Heather L's discussion Chronic cough
"I checked her palate and it felt normal. How much coughing would you consider normal for bringing up cud? She has fits of coughing that consist of 8-10 hard coughs and she throws her head down when she does it. Could it be environmental? I keep…"
Nov 4, 2019
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Heather L's discussion Chronic cough
"I'm curious how you know she's coughing up mucus rather than her cud. It's not that uncommon for kids to cough when they're learning that whole process of bringing up cud to rechew. It even happens to adults once in awhile. If…"
Nov 4, 2019
Heather L posted a discussion

Chronic cough

I bought a new doe in milk back in July. She started coughing a few days after I got her and at fist I just thought it was because of the stress of joining a new herd. Unfortunately it kept up and got worse. Sometimes it is a dry cough and sometimes she coughs up mucus and has a runny nose. I normally use herbal wormer buy in this case I thought it might be lungworms so I dosed her with ivermec according to the instructions, every ten days for a total of 3 doses. The last dose was almost two…See More
Nov 4, 2019
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