Broken leg!!!!Help real fast-(she had to be put down)

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Thanatos, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Thanatos

    Thanatos New Member

    937
    Mar 16, 2009
    Lake Ariel, Pa
    Can a goat with a broken leg be saved? and how. This is none of mine, but one of the goats over at the Ag Department for the High School here. (they called me instead of a vet :( ) They say she was jumpin round her pen and got her leg caught in her fence. I wish I knew more.
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Re: Broken leg!!!!Help real fast

    yes.... it depends on where the break is......
     

  3. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Re: Broken leg!!!!Help real fast

    Depending on how the break is and where - yes the goatie could be saved. They can hard splint the leg and keep the bandage bone dry.
     
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Re: Broken leg!!!!Help real fast

    yes give her some banamine or 81mg of asprin (if no bleeding that is), and splint the leg, wrap with Vet Wrap tape and get her to a vet asap tomorrow
     
  5. Thanatos

    Thanatos New Member

    937
    Mar 16, 2009
    Lake Ariel, Pa
    Re: Broken leg!!!!Help real fast

    They did get her to a vet :( she broke it in 3 places they are gonna put her down on the vet's advice :sigh: . but I did find a decent site for instructions on how to do an at home cast

    http://goat-link.com/index.php?option=c ... Itemid=159

    I really appreciate the very quick responses. Its a shame that this happened she was a FFA project goat and quite sweet.
     
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Re: Broken leg!!!!Help real fast

    Your welcome.......I am so sorry ...the goat has to be put down....that is so sad..... :( :hug:
     
  7. Thanatos

    Thanatos New Member

    937
    Mar 16, 2009
    Lake Ariel, Pa
    Re: Broken leg!!!!Help real fast

    I really liked her colors she had the alpine look to her face. Well it is a hard lesson for the Ag kids, but hopefully they will learn form the mistakes.
     
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    It is a shame ....they have to learn the hard way......It is very sad ... that is for sure...... :( :hug:
     
  9. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    :hug: I am so sorry for your loss. That is hard.