Boer goat dragging right rear leg

Discussion in 'Goats' started by moday, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. moday

    moday Well-Known Member

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    We were out of town and came home to a goat who was dragging her rear right leg. Goat is in no pain and you can move the leg all around, but still won't walk. We are suspecting she has a case of meningeal worm..... Any other thoughts? Plan to treat with safe guard at 10 times the dosage- any suggestion on paste vs liquid, and if using paste what is the dosage? Thanks in advance, Moday
     
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  3. Caprice Acres

    Caprice Acres AKA "mygoat" Staff Member Supporter

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    Any injections in her recent history especially in the rear leg?

    Has she kidded recently?

    Is she housed with any large animals like cattle or horses?

    Can she FEEL the limb at all? That would be a good reason for no pain response aside from it just not being painful. :)

    There is good information for treating meningeal worm on the Onion Creek Ranch page as well as on the MErck Veterinary Manual pages.