Did you "go in"?
not yet. I am definitely considering checking her, but figured I would see what others thought and if anyone had this experience before and could give some advise?Did you "go in"?
she is not moving around much. she generally is a skittish ewe but she has stopped running or even getting up sometimes when we walk in the stall. I dont think she is to distressed but she clearly is not feeling right.Is she in distress? Is she up and moving around?
ok I will. I am wondering if she is having false labor? I was just down there and her udder looks less swollen and stretched (its loose and clearly not as full), and there is no mucus discharge.Go in. I hope all is well, but with my goats, I check what is happening in her birth canal after an hour of nonproductive labor.
yeah, not the day but within a week or two span. she would be right on time (right in the middle of the time the ram was with them and within a day or so of their heat cycle)Do you know her breeding date?
Her temp was 102.2F. The mucus was clear when she had it this past week. Currently there is no smell. She is breathing heavily (last night her whole body was just about shaking) when she breathed (I guess panting), but it was in the low 40s high 30s so not a warm night.I was going to ask about her temp.
Are her mucous membranes pink? How is her breath? Any smell from her vulva?
Please keep us updated.
I should also note she is new to us and I don’t believe she was bred before. So I would say this is her first lambHer temp was 102.2F. The mucus was clear when she had it this past week. Currently there is no smell. She is breathing heavily (last night her whole body was just about shaking) when she breathed (I guess panting), but it was in the low 40s high 30s so not a warm night.
she is a black ewe but her vulva is bright pink
thanks, I will keep updating. I refer to these forums alot so even if nothing comes of this maybe someone down the line can use the info and learn from my mistakes and decisions.Praying that she pulls through this, and does well afterward.
I wish I had the answers to your questions. Will certainly be following this thread to see the outcome for your girl.the vet was saying that her bag becoming loose (and less full) is generally a sign of going into labor soon. around how long after the udder does this, is she going to lamb? My one other question currently is the ewe was back eating and walking around when I just locked everyone in for the night, could she have been having false labor?
Thanks so much!