I just wanted to know if anyone had heard of a situation like ours. Our nigerian dwarf doe was due today (her first kidding, as well as ours). Went into labor yesterday, things were progressing normally. This morning, after she started passing the opaque mucus strings, etc, she just never progressed. No straining, pushing, etc. The vet came and felt inside her (still thinking perhaps things were progressing normally, but worried it was taking a little long), and felt feet. He said from the feel of things, the safest thing for her was a c-section back at the clinic. The situation just wasn't quite right. He had the kids out at the clinic immediately. 3 kids - but 2 were completely "mummified" (were about 6 inches long, had stopped developing a while back, and had shrunken). The other kid was newly dead, but looked close to normal size. The vet has been in large animal practice for 35 years and had never come upon mummified goats -- he'd seen it in pigs, horses, etc, but not goats. He said the toxicity caused by the mummies would have weakened the other kid and also probably explained why labor had not progressed normally. The situation had also weakened the doe's uterus, but they said a hysterectomy would be too much for her right now. They sewed her up, are keeping her at the clinic to watch over night and gave her about a 60% chance of pulling through. We have only 2 goats, and this happening to her is just devastating to us. Our kids were so excited about the new kids arriving. We had everything ready for them, and my 10-year old daughter especially is just devastated. Have you heard of this situation before?