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Old 04/16/06, 04:21 PM
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Baby goat's front legs look "bent"

Hi, my doe had twins on Friday and one of the kids has slightly bent front legs. She is standing and walking just fine and is eating great. Is this the sign of some kind of problem or is it normal?? These are my first babies so I'm not sure what is right. Thanks so much.
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Old 04/16/06, 05:53 PM
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Little goat legs get cramped in the uterus and it sometimes takes a kid a couple days to straighten out. If they don't straighten out you can give the kid 1/2 cc BoSe sub Q. You get this from your vet.
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Old 04/16/06, 06:59 PM
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If they're not too bad they should straighten out quite quickly.
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Old 04/16/06, 08:33 PM
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yeah I've had this happen a few times and they have all straightened out.
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