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The Birthing Process of a Goat

This is Gingys Birthing Story

 
Click for larger image This is the story of Gingys babies.  Here she is all clipped and at show before being bred.
Click for larger image This is Gingy 2 weeks before kidding. You can see her udder is beginning to fill up.  Her pin bone is beginning to soften.  She is looking quite plump.
Click for larger image This is Gingy clipped and already for kidding.  We clip the back end and udder for easy clean up after kidding. As you can see her udder is getting more full.  Notice how her vulva is getting longer and more stretched.  Her pin bone is almost fully soft.
Click for larger image Today is the day for delivery!  She has a full udder.  Her pin bone ligaments are fully soft.  Her vulva is large and pink.  She is displaying a slight opaque discharge.
Click for larger image Gingy has been at this all morning.  She has been pawing at the ground creating a nest for delivery.  She has taken a rest to zone out and become ready for delivery.
Click for larger image Positive sign that delivery is very close.  She is displaying a white discharge and it is increasing. Notice how pink she is.
Click for larger image Gingy has been getting up and down trying to find the perfect position for delivery.  She is frustrated and pawing again.
Click for larger image Gingy is now nested again and babies are getting in position for delivery.
Click for larger image The farm cat has come for the moral support team waiting for the newbie's.
Click for larger image Finally here we go.  The vulva is showing the first signs of actual delivery. Notice how there is an opening and more goo is being displayed.
Click for larger image Here we see the first waters showing. The vulva is all stretched out and the first water is starting to be expelled. A lot of times you will see this first water sac as just a big bubble. Then it will pop.
Click for larger image As you can see the bubble of the first water has broke and doe is up again. Baby should be next.
Click for larger image Her first kid waters have broke and are ready for delivery.
Click for larger image Here you see the next bubble.  This has the first kid and it is on its way. This bubble has been going back and forth with every start and stop of her contractions.
Click for larger image Now the Gingy starts to push real hard to get the first kid out.
Click for larger image This is a great sign the feet are showing. Kid should be is proper position.
Click for larger image This is a perfect presentation so far. You see two hooves in the correct position.  Kid should be all correct.
Click for larger image The next push and the kid is on his way out! Here we see the front two legs and the head.  Perfect presentation.
Click for larger image Kid came out just perfect!  Now we work on getting the birth sac off and get the kid all dried off. 

(This was Gingys second kid born)

Click for larger image The kid is now standing all wet and slimy getting, still being dried off. This is a very vibrant kid!

(this was Gingys first kid)

Click for larger image This is the first kids birth sac expelled. Once all the kids are born, the placenta will be expelled.  This placenta can be a real long solid string. Do not pull on it, you risk the chance of tearing it and causing rupture.  Make sure all is expelled within 24 hours.  If you do not see this consult your local Vet for additional help.
Click for larger image Here is Gingys baby boy all dried off and drinking his bottle. He was the second kid delivered.
Click for larger image Here is Gingys baby girl all dried off and drinking her bottle. She was the first kid delivered.
   
   
 

 

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