One of my goats has been limping on her front right leg for 3 weeks now. I have tried everything I can think of. I have cut her hooves, it is regularly sprayed with antiseptic. The vet gave me an antibiotic injection to try (that didn't work!). I have seriously reduced the grain she eats (just in case it is the grain). I have felt her leg so many times, I can't feel anything wrong. She does not react at all when I feel all down her leg. Her hoof is not hot and there is nothing lodged in her foot that I can see. I have run out of ideas. Is there anyone that can help me please. I just dont know what to do next.
I am thinking shoulder, also. I had one with a hip enjury last summer, and it took her a couple months before she stopped favoring it.
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Thanks for the tips. I have been feeling her shoulder and armpit, but I can't feel anything or see anything. She doesn't even react when I feel her leg or shoulder! This afternoon she is even worse. Before she was putting some weight on her leg but now she is walking on three legs, just putting a little weight on her leg when she's eating.
Thanks for the help. I have given her Ibuprofen (I hope thats ok-its all we had in the house). Do you think it will go back on its own with rest or will I have to call in a vet? I'm so worried. I only have the two goats (they're my 'little girls') and as you have probably gathered I'm new to this, only had goats since last September!
Ibuprofen... I hear... isn't good to give to goats.... adult aspirin is sufficient for an adult goat...
The goat may limp for a couple of weeks or more ...depending on what has happened to the shoulder....... if you feel.... it is best to take the goat to the vet never hesitate.....it is your goat.... so use your best judgment....