Pregnant Doe/Stiff gait, cracking knees...

Discussion in 'Goats' started by wooly1s, May 6, 2006.

  1. wooly1s

    wooly1s Well-Known Member

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    Help!
    One of our does that we thought was due with the rest (last week) hasn't kidded. She is a two-year-old, first breeding. She is definately pregnant, big saddlebags, kids moving (at least two!), udder development...if she missed a heat cycle, she would be due in two weeks.

    QUESTION: in the last couple of days she has developed a stiff gait...not just a preggo waddle, but stiff gait, and popping, cracking joints.
    Any ideas? Anybody see this before?
    What to do???
     
  2. KSALguy

    KSALguy Lost in the Wiregrass Supporter

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    i had a pygme doe who in the last few days before delivery developed stiff back leggs when she walked and her feet would turn under with each step forward, she had a large kid pressed on a nerve or something, had to help with the delivery but all went well,
    not sure if this could also be the problem with you though
     

  3. motdaugrnds

    motdaugrnds II Corinthians 5:7 Supporter

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    I have had does (pregnant and not pregnant) showing similar symptoms. I treated with Bo-Se and all was well in a matter of hours.