The Goat Spot Forum banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hello,
New to goats and I have a sweet 3 week old boer doe who has developed a limp on her front right leg over the past couple days. Today she won’t put any weight on it at all and it is visibly swollen at the knee joint. Temp is 104. I’ve read about joint ill but it doesn’t sound like that at this point. Any thoughts on what this might be and how to treat? I will call a vet tomorrow but concerned she’s in pain and has fever so wonder about infection and/or fracture.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
478 Posts
Sounds like joint ill to me. She's at the right age for it. Get the vet out as soon as you can- if it is joint ill, it's imperative that it's treated quickly and aggressively. My neighbor has a beautiful doe with a permanent limp from a case of joint ill, even though the vet saw her right away.

You can give baby aspirin for the fever, since I see you're also in California which means you won't have access to banamine without a vet's prescription.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,939 Posts
Baytril is the best thing but until you can get some you can give 1/10th of 1CC banamine. (Measure it out in an insulin syringe it’s a tiny amount) subq for the fever and pain. Please get a vet involved this can be crippling.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
29,978 Posts
I agree...with joint ill you need ten days of strong antibiotics..as mentioned Baytril is best for it. I would also give her vit c daily and fresh raw garlic to support her system
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top