Back from The Vet: Just Kidding

Back from The Vet: Just Kidding
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 5 minutes Goat kids are among the most adorable of creatures. Their birth, however, can often be a stressful time. While does most commonly deliver their kids without incident, proper preparation ensures that when problems with kidding arise, they can be identified and corrected quickly. Both the veteran goat herd and the new goat hobby farmer should refresh their kidding knowledge and supplies yearly.   To identify abnormalities in the kidding process, it is necessary to understand the normal kidding process. Kidding is divided into three stages. Stage 1 of labor involves the doe showing signs of discomfort and restlessness. Often the signs are very subtle. This stage can last anywhere from one to eight hours. Does may separate themselves from their herd, or paw or nest in the ground. Stringy vaginal discharge may also become visible. Stage 2 of labor begins when the fetus enters the birth canal and the

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