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Well, now that my guys are home, Toki has been getting full treatment for his injuries. His leg is NOT broken, but the tendon is badly damaged. His right knee bends backwards and has minimal forward flexibility. The swelling has gone down and I've done some corrective trimming to help with walking. He has zero mobility problems, walking, turning, laying down and getting up, and he's even taken a hit or two from Magnum withoutissue. The infection is gone, temps are normal and he's halfway through treatment for worms. My concern for him is whether the tendon will ever return to normal. He can't run, and if we move (which is the current plan), that will put him in a bind since they'll be on a fairly large pasture. Is there anything I can feed or treat with to help?

As for the second question, it seems I have a vampire goat. All but one of Toki's scabs is nearly healed and gone, save for one that Pickles attacks constantly. She rips the scab off and scrapes it over and over with her teeth to get more blood. It's getting harder to keep flies off, and Toki is none too thrilled with being bitten and licked constantly. Why on earth is she doing this? They have Manna Pro mineral and free choice alfalfa.
 

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Well, now that my guys are home, Toki has been getting full treatment for his injuries. His leg is NOT broken, but the tendon is badly damaged. His right knee bends backwards and has minimal forward flexibility. The swelling has gone down and I've done some corrective trimming to help with walking. He has zero mobility problems, walking, turning, laying down and getting up, and he's even taken a hit or two from Magnum withoutissue. The infection is gone, temps are normal and he's halfway through treatment for worms. My concern for him is whether the tendon will ever return to normal. He can't run, and if we move (which is the current plan), that will put him in a bind since they'll be on a fairly large pasture. Is there anything I can feed or treat with to help?

As for the second question, it seems I have a vampire goat. All but one of Toki's scabs is nearly healed and gone, save for one that Pickles attacks constantly. She rips the scab off and scrapes it over and over with her teeth to get more blood. It's getting harder to keep flies off, and Toki is none too thrilled with being bitten and licked constantly. Why on earth is she doing this? They have Manna Pro mineral and free choice alfalfa.
No idea why. But perhaps dressing the wound, then spraying bitter apple spray all over the area and dressing would keep her off.
 

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I could certainly try that. She doesn't seem to like the paste I've been putting on it, but it only slows her down.
 

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Not sure why they would do that. Maybe iron deficient?? I don't know. I'd try bitter apple spray as well... What about a spray on adhesive bandage? Or Swat ointment?
 
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