A Stormy Night

Our Experience with Ringwomb

A Stormy Night
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 4 minutes By Carrissa Larsen  Ringwomb. If you’ve never heard of it, you’re not alone. While it’s more common in sheep, it’s still a fairly rare condition overall. Ringwomb is when the cervix refuses to soften and open during labor, leaving a hard ring of tissue that the kids can’t pass through. The outcome is rarely good for the doe or the kids. No one has a real answer on what causes this — the best guess is that there’s a genetic component. But the true answer is, no one knows for sure.   When we went into our second year of kidding, we had never heard the term “ringwomb.” On the never-ending list of potential issues I read about obsessively and tried to prepare for, this one never made my radar.   When our doe Stormy Moon went into labor, we were very excited. She was the first kid to have been born on our farm

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