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I have a doe that is first timer and due in 3 weeks she has been having a little tissure protrude from both her anus and her vulva but pop back in place when she stands. Can you tell me how to help her ..the vulva area is very puffy also when it is not protruding.

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HI Sharon,
If she has three weeks yet and a first timer,  I think your best option is to have her checked out by a vet -  it may not get any worse BUT it may worsen  over this time frame and become a very serious issue. He may be able to put a holding stitch in there or a prolapse retainer to keep it from fully prolapsing , until her kidding. The puffiness is normal at this stage or pregnancy.  

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Specializing in New Goat Owner understanding of goat physiology, goat anatomy, goat care and herd management. *I am not a veterinarian, any advice and information should be verified by your veterinarian before administering to your goats. (! During times of severe weather in the Midwest, I may experience a delay in internet service due to the interference of the satellite reception - but will answer your questions as soon as service is restored. !) Note: Keep in mind, the goat expert is volunteering her time to help other goat owners, she also runs her farm with her own herd of 100 goats and may not be at her computer at all hours. Questions are answered as soon as she can possibly read and answer them, usually within 24 hours.

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