it's just one of those things that happen, sure with someone care could have gotten to her faster but it was still stuck and stuck is stuck. i don't think there would have been a much different outcome either way. it was her first kid, and yes most of the time they don't grow to large, but i wouldn't see why they couldn't, women have babies that are to large. or she could have had a deformidty or something of her bones, either way she wasn't dilated enough, and the pelvic bones were to small.
My very first doe, Sweetpea, had a malformation in her uterus that caused her to birth the head of one kid and the front legs of the other at the same time. She did this the exact same way, both times. Both times, the vet was called, the kids were pushed back in, manipulated within the uterus (by the vet) and delivered individually rather than side by side as the doe attempted. She did this on her very first kidding, she survived and was fine, both kids were fine. She did the exact same thing on her second kidding (she was also a petite LaMancha doe bred to a very large Boer buck the second time around, BTW). The second time, also, with proper vet care the doe survived and was fine, both kids survived and were fine. That was when the vet determined there was something unusual about her uterus that caused this, so it was decided then she would not ever be bred again. But both times, both kids and the doe survived. Had they not been able to be delivered vaginally, a C section certainly would have been the next step. A timely c section could and WOULD have saved your goat
, please don't try to say there was no other option but euthanasia, because it's simply not true.
Yes, human women are also sometimes too small to deliver a baby vaginally. That's why C sections exist. I have certainly never heard a doctor say "well, she can't pass the baby, there is nothing to do, we had better just euthanize her instead." I doubt you or anyone else has either.
If it's a procedure your parents elected not to have due to financial reasons or whatever, then that's your business, but there were
ways to save the goat out there. And utilizing every option out there is a responsibility you have to accept when taking on the care of another life.
You can hardly claim an animal you BOUGHT was a rescue. And the fact that you did not do all you could have to save her further shows that to be fact. You bought an animal that someone else could have potentially bought, someone else who might have potentially been more knowledgeable about goats, someone who might have had access to a vet, funds for a C section, or at the very least a car to take the animal into the clinic when it was suffering. So you can not claim you rescued this animal. What you did was very far from rescuing.
I don't think anyone is trying to pick on you here, Lilkitty, or be mean. We are all sad the doe and her babies have been lost. I think we are just hoping a lesson has been learned. Failure to take responsibility for the measures you did not take does not imply that it has.