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Question
We have a female bore goat who had a still born - her milk is still producing - is there a drying medication to make her more comfortable

Answer
If she is tame enough, I would milk out some colostrum to save for possible future orphans or rejects. But the more you milk the more is produced. You can milk enough to relieve pressure from time to time. Also, she will feel better When you milk because it produces endorphins, the love hormone. Good luck. Poor momma.

If you have any more dead babies or fetuses, take one and the membranes for a necropsy to rule out infectious disease in the herd.

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Cheryl K. Smith

Expertise

Goat Health Care; basic goat management. Author of Goat Health Care (2009) and Raising Goats for Dummies (2010)

Experience

Publisher of Goat Health Care, www.goathealthcare.com. I have raised miniature dairy goats since 1998. I published Ruminations, the Nigerian Dwarf and Mini Dairy Goat magazine for 7 years and mentor other goat owners, as I was mentored for my first years.

Organizations
American Goat Society (AGS), The Miniature Goat Registry (TMGR)

Publications
Raising Goats for Dummies (author) Goat Health Care (Editor and Author), Ruminations, Dairy Goat Journal, Issues in Law and Medicine, Topics in Health Records Management, Oregon Bar Bulletin, Midwifery Today, Countryside

Education/Credentials
BS, Health Information Administration JD, Law

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