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We have an experienced pigmy goat , she had only one kid and was wondering how long between births , in case of trouble ! Kid is up and nursing and Momma seems fine , but not sure if she's done or not ! she never gained a lot of weight, (lucky her !) We bought her bred so weren't even sure she was pregnant , but thought so , her teats are not overly big , so I'm thinking maybe only the one this time ! Any help would be greatly appreciated !!!
   Mona Tanner

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Can you feel any other "bodies" along the sides of her abdomen? Did she pass the placenta? If she did then there should be no more kids inside.  If not she could have another kid or two.  Was the one kid a big size for a pygmy goat kid? Re time between births, this should not be any more than 20 minutes time until the doe is pushing again.  Let me know - hope this helps - Donna

Glad things are going well and she passed her placenta.  Glad the little one is doing well.  Donna

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Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres

Expertise

All goat health care, nutrition, judging questions about all goats - packgoats, dairy goats, pygmy goats, meat goats, fleece goats.

Experience

27 years health care/nutrition of all types of goats, 17 years experience in packgoats, 20 years experience in 4H goat projects as leader, superintendent and judge. 20 years experience in putting on goat care/nutrition seminars.

Organizations
NAPgA, The Evergreen Packgoat Club, 4H, ADGA.

Publications
Hobby Farm, many newspapers, 4H newsletters, Packgoat Manuals (youth and general), judging information pamphlets, seminar handouts about health care and nutrition.

Education/Credentials
4 years of college, ongoing education in goats.

Awards and Honors
Small Farm Award of Thurston County

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