FF post birth question

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by BlueHeronFarm, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. BlueHeronFarm

    BlueHeronFarm New Member

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    We just had our first kid kid...I'm a grandma!
    Anyway, her whole back end is still REALLY swollen. And we can see vaginal tissue - it's quite red. I'm not sure if this is slight prolapse? Is it normal when a small doe kids to stay "disturbed" for a while? I can take a photo if the description doesn't make sense. I am just worried that she is so red and swollen. It's been about 4 hours.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Truly

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    Put some Prep H on it to help the swelling. The swelling usually goes down in a day or two.

    As long as she doesn't looked ripped it should be ok.
     

  3. BlueHeronFarm

    BlueHeronFarm New Member

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    If she tore a little (I can't tell yet -- I think it's all swelling, not tearing) what should we do? Just want to be prepared if it looks funny after the swelling goes down a little.
     
  4. Truly

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    I let someone with more experience tell you what to do for a tear.

    Mine have looked a little "inside out" shortly after kidding. It's just swelling. I put Prep H on it and it always goes down in a day or two.

    This happens especially with singletons as just having one kid usually means a big kid. That's a LOT of stretching.
     
  5. pokyone42

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    Had a smallish Boer cross give birth to a good-sized single this year..... She looked SO swollen and SORE! (Moreso than they usually do.) Prep H helped her ALOT! Swelling was down within about 5 days.......
     
  6. BlueHeronFarm

    BlueHeronFarm New Member

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    Thanks, y'all. It is the first one I've seen like this. I feel so sorry for her. :(
     
  7. NubianSoaps.com

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    A vaginal tear isn't a biggy, they rarely tear into their anus or into the cervic like women doe with bad tears. Preperation H and keep the area clean. I really clean up my does after milking. Also shaving under the tail, the rear udder, legs and belly, makes keeping them clean eaiser. With machine milking I do clean the teats well, but keep really major cleaning of the perineal area for after milking so nothing runs down onto the teats. Vicki
     
  8. Kaye White

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    Most of them have some swelling. Prep-H does wonders. LeeAnn and I both agreed...do nothing for a tear. It WILL heal as long as the edges are touching. Don't put anything but the Prep-H on the vulva. She will have a discharge for as long as two weeks. Most stop at 7-8 days. Clean out.
    Kaye
     
  9. Shykid Acres

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    My FF doe just had a single buck three days ago, she is almost back to normal and I did not use prep H. Did not have any. I smeared a bag balm/anticeptic paste on her yesterday and have been keeping her as clean as possible. Mine is still having discharge. Normal I guess.

    -Kim
     
  10. Kaye White

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    The object of the Prep-H is, it has a numbing effect, plus it shrinks swollen tissue. Think hemorrhoids.
    I don't know that I'd use bag balm, just had good results from the Prep-H.
    Kaye
     
  11. BlueHeronFarm

    BlueHeronFarm New Member

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    Well, she looks MUCH better today. All the "inside" tissue is back inside. She's still puffy, but she looks so much better.

    Poor thing. We've never had a FF kid before- I should probably get used to this. We have 7 more to go.