my goat is limping

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  1. mamajohnson

    mamajohnson Knitting Rocks! Supporter

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    I can't figure out why either. She is favoring her left front leg. I have looked it over good, nothing in her hoof, no broken skin, no swelling, nothing that I can see. She was limping just a bit yesterday, and it is more pronounced this morning. Any suggestions? should I wrap it? Put horse liniment on it?
     
  2. Sweet Goats

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    I had a goat that did the same thing. He would hold it up and did not want to put any pressure on it at all. I felt all over the leg and up to the shoulder, as I got to the point of shoulder he pulled away. I think he just twisted it and it was really sore. So I gave him asprin (horse ) two times a day for ai don't know maybe a week, and he was fine after that.
    I get the goat just twisted it and will be fine. try the asprin
     

  3. Jim S.

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    Prolly a butting injury. As long as you have checked the hoof and run your hands over the leg and found nothing, he'll recover on his own.
     
  4. mamajohnson

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    that is good news! how much asprin would you give a small goat? she is a pygmy mix, on the big side for a pygmy, small side for a goat. (does that make sense??) I was thinking she may have stepped in a hole or something.
     
  5. susanne

    susanne Nubian dairy goat breeder

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    maybe her hoofs are too long?
    i have one doe, if i'm not up to date with trimming, she starts limping.
    she always looks like she is on high heels.
     
  6. mamajohnson

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    well, I did miss hoof trimming last week, but when I checked her over good I looked at that specifically. They need trimming, but not excessively. Actually, that was the first thing I checked! She did pull away when I got to her upper leg, so it is something up higher than then knee.
     
  7. susanne

    susanne Nubian dairy goat breeder

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    if hoofs are not properly trimmed, it can put a lt of stress on some joints.
    trim her feet and see if she improves.