sore foot

Discussion in 'Goats' started by hoggfan, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. hoggfan

    hoggfan Active Member

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    I've got a boar doe that started limping a couple of days ago and now when she stops walking she stands on her front knees. I've got her down twice in the last two days and cleaned and trimmed her feet even though they looked good. Feet are dry, no bad smell, no stickers they look fine does anyone have any ideas for me? Also I've got an approx 3 year old doe that has bad knees she limps pretty bad and you can hear her knees grinding when she walks across the pasture do goats get arthritis (sp) if so any treatment? I've had her for about a month and she was fine when I got her, she started this about two weeks ago. K.C.
     
  2. windyhollowfarm

    windyhollowfarm Well-Known Member

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    Have these goats been tested for CAE?
     

  3. hoggfan

    hoggfan Active Member

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    Yes
     
  4. susanne

    susanne Nubian dairy goat breeder

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    if they have had bad hoof care i would say yes they can get arthritis. also the diet in meat goats is very important. too much grain and/or corn can make symptoms like that. are you sure about her age? did you have tested her for CAE? mycoplasma is also a disease in goats that can make bad knees.
    susanne