Goats/prolapse vulva


how dangerous is this, how long should I wait before taking her in for vet care she is not due until the 20 to 30th of august today is the 5th I talked to our local vet and wouldn't give me any clearcut answers, I live about 1 1/2 hours south of you in Piedmont. I am fairly new to all this and don't have anyone nearby that has any experience with them. my goats are pygmys. The one in question has has triplets, twins and a single birth she is about 4 1/2 to 5 years old, and has had no problems in the past that we were told. She has a protrusion in the vaginal area has had for about a week, although now it stays out all the time not just when she lays down. I've washed it with warm soapy water and put Vaseline on it in hope to keep it moist. Just don't know what I should do, any answers greatly appreciated.

Hi Helen
This is serious- especially IF this is staying out all the time - you REALLY need the vet to put it back in and give it one stitch until she kids and then Be there when she kids so you can snip the stitch as soon as she is in Early labor - call a different vet - the vet you spoke to should have known how to do this and should have suggested it -  if you are only an hour or 2 from Farmington  MO then I suggest calling Dr. Oberle (Or Dr Ben) at Mineral Area Veterinary Clinic  Address: 4730 Flat River Rd, Farmington, MO 63640
Phone: (573) 756-9400   
Dr Oberle is my vet and he is awesome - call him tomorrow and tell him what is happening - let him know 'BabyGirl's goatlady' told you to call him..  he is worth his weight in gold  with goats - They are only open tomorrow until noon and closed Sunday so call early - PLEASE let me know how this goes and  if you are able to see him tomorrow.. Let the girl at the desk know you need to speak to him.. Or Dr Ben  


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