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I have a goat day 155 still not kidding I can feel babies moving

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I have a goat day 155 still not kidding I can feel babies moving on right side.I am sure of her dates also she is a first time Mom and her udder is still small she is a Nigerian
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 2 years ago.
Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question. It is ot unusual in the young goats to be ready to deliver but the cervix has not opened yet to allow the kids to come out. Since the udders have not yet filled, this may still be too early. The first deliveries may last longer than the gestation period I would give Ellie more time but once the udders start to fill, get an Oxytocin injection from your vet to stimulate delivery and milk production. There are times when the cervix, for some reason does not open and that will require a C section but only your vet can tell for sure. Ellie could go up to 160-165 days and still be normal...patience is mportant when waiting for the delivery. If she starts pushing constantly for more than 1 hr, then you will need emergency care...for now, wait and see, Does that make sense to you? Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please REPLY so I can clarify for you. Sincerely, ***** *****
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Yes Thankyou

Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 2 years ago.
You are very welcome....I hope Ellie will have beautiful kids!