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Discussion in 'Goats' started by greyhound girl, Oct 22, 2005.
How is your little goat doing?
The goat can not get up from a lying position; at least I have not seen him get up. When I stand him up he stays up. I think he is afraid to lay down as he knows he canât get up. He is walking; but the back legs aren't like they should be; sort of drags them.
I think the only reason my goat got well is because; I spent hours giving therapeutic exercises on the legs. I found that I spent 3 hours at one time working his legs. Time seemed to slip by. I tried to exercise the legs 3 times a day when I was home all day. You know when a human gets something wrong with their limbs they get therapeutic exercises; what is wrong with giving the same treatment to an animal?
Also he had lost weight when he was down in his hind legs; so I bought Cloveite Conditioner. This comes in a plastic bucket 5 pounds for about $22. Quite expensive; however I wanted to save my boy. I gave him big helpings in his milk. Even though he was born this spring; I still bottle feed him 2 times a day. I know this way he is getting some nourishment. He eats grass, hay, drinks water and licks salt block.
For the ones who wonder what I am referring to; my boy got menengial worms. You may read about this at Menengial worms on 10-10-2005.
did you treat him agressively with Ivemic? I know some that give it everyday till they get better?
Liz iN NY
My doe that had MW was massaged the same way by the gal who owned her before me - I believe it really helps. When I got her she could barely get up - but with time and encouragement to move around, she regained about 90% of her mobility. That was 2 years ago. This fall she had a relapse and is now in the process of rebuilding again. Glad he's still around! Don't give up!