Question I have a pygmy doe abt 4 yrs old. She was exposed to buck so should be pregnant. Possibly 3 months along. This morning I noticed she had a rusty looking discharge. Kind of thick also. Doesnt seem to have odor. I also noticed her kind of haunch up her behind a little a couple times. I have seen the color of discharge in past but dont remember the hunching. Should I watch her or give her msds?
Answer Would check her temperature. Anything over 102.5 is a fever and would indicate an infection. The color of discharge could be old blood from a possible placental tear or aborting of the fetus. The color of discharge can also be from an intrauterine infection. The hunching up can be from a fever. Can you feel the fetus(es)? Is she peeing okay? Is she eating okay? If she has a fever would start on injectable antibiotics - penicillin is my first choice at 3 cc/100 pounds body weight twice a day intramuscularly; along with aspirin one 325 mg tablet per 75 pounds body weight every 4 orals (crushed and dissolved in a little hot water and given orally). Let me know - Donna
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