What are you calling overdue?
The range is normally from 145-155 days, with most calculators set for 150 days (I believe Sharon uses one set at 145 for her LaManchas). They can vary on either end I am sure though.
I would be inclined to wait unless she has shown obvious signs of labor and hasn't progressed.
As dad always tells me...She will calve when she calves...when I get figity about the cows going "overdue."
Especially when you get into understanding just how variable implantation timing in relation to breeding really is.
Just becareful using Lute to induce, sometimes they dont dialate good. We just went through this 2 weeks ago. Had a good out come with a live buck, after a vet visit and a cow dr delivering him. His name is charlie.
There are likely few to no overdue does. Especially the idea I know I used to have that somehow I missed her in labor, she gave up trying to have them, and is walking around and going to die on me from having dead overdue kids in her Not happening Worse was those stupid boers and their displaced obamassums and their cleanliness fettish nubians don't have. They would kid and I would be looking at them, their udder...did they kid, didn't they kid...yep kids following them out of the deep underbrush!
Welcome to the forum Halleluj, if your doe had problems after giving lute, she would have had those same problems had you not given it. Vicki
I have a doe at 152 days today...lol
I can't believe that goat has held out this long. I thought for sure she would go "early."
Glad the one delivered for you. Waiting can certainly be a strain on the psychie.
I didnt mean to sound like ...dont use it........I have used it and wouldnt have done it any differently except finding out about the Dex. I found out this yr that the dex should be used 24hrs before the lute. It helps in softening things up so when you use the lute it does more good. I believe my doe may have had problems regardless too, and I am thankful we had lute to use. She was exhausted and luckily we didnt have to have a c-section. Sorry for any misunderstanding, just giving my experience with my doe this yr with lute.
HD...I also like to give the Dex at least 12 hrs. before the lute. But have given them at the same time. It does help the lungs of the kids and gives the does an extra boost.
The only warning I ever give is to make absolute certain of your breeding dates! You give these drugs...you ARE going to get kids. Wrong breeding date and you have premies with little/no chance of survival.
Goat dose & treatment:
Anti-inflammatory & pain reliever: Used for swelling and inflammation once infection is under control:
Dose: 1ml per 20 lbs. - IM Injection
Used to induce labor in pregnant does when the slow introduction of labor over a 48-hour period is desired.
It also comes in Dexamethasone-SP and that is 4 mg/mL
I asked the vet's office for Dexamethasone and that is what they gave me. I keep having to remember to let the ladies know my mg/mL or else simply halve the dosages given for the normal Dex.
I just added that to my "medicine cabinet" about two months ago.