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Doe went into labor this morning, came back from church and she still had no babies.  I felt and saw feet coming out, felt for nose and it was not there, the head was back.  finally got the baby pulled was not alive.  Will she be able to have the other and or will it be alive?

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I generally give only 20 minutes of hard pushing before helping.  Breech kids, which is what this sounds like, often prolongs kidding.  If you feel she has another kid inside I would wash up and go in and get the baby out.  When you pull out also pull down as the kid comes out. It could still be alive.  Let me know - 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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