I am not sure if anyone noticed my posts on Chandra's situation yesterday. We carried her to the vet, once again, with two kids coming at once and tangled.
This was the saanan's 4th kidding, the first two were successful. The 3rd, last year, resulted in an emergency run to the vet's office. He was able to untangle and deliver the kids. One kid survived.
This year the kids came in at once again, extrememly large kids, tangled badly. This time the vet was forced to perform a c-section. Two kids survived. The largest of the two is very weak. He was on the bottom and pretty much suffered a lot of pushing. prodding, gentle pulling, and then had a cord wrapped around his neck.
I am writing this as a warning to those of you that breed goats.
The majority of the breeders will say a badly presented birthing situation does not repeat itself in the same doe. Perhaps it normally does not, but in this particular case, it appears that the problem is the doe (due to the way she is shaped in the birthing canal).
Always, when there is a birthing situation where a doe requires veterinary assistance (which is the bottom line after the goat care person cannot untangle the kids him/herself), determine if the doe should be bred again. If there is any doubt, do not do it.
I am retiring this particular doe. We were not aware of her problem last year, all of us missed the obvious. We will not be repeating it again.