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I love that! As one of my friends put it, it's like a crutch for animals. I'm thinking it would be best to use it in conjunction with the splint she has on to keep her leg in the right position? We have the metal ordered and should be getting it Monday. In other good news, the wound has stopped draining.
 

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We had 2 bucklings break their legs last Saturday. We purchased the ortho wrap and fiberglass casting from Amazon and wrapped them up.

It worked great. No worries about the splint coming off, no worries about getting it wet.
 

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Poor dear. When you said she broke it on the hay feeder, I figured it was a front leg. These goats and the troubles they get themselves into. 馃う鈥嶁檧锔

Not sure if she can be of any help, but I believe @Moers kiko boars might have some experience with homemade splints.

I hope she heals up for you just fine! 馃
 

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Ok, sorry it took so long to post a response, but we made the splint for her. The 1st time we tried, we used 3/8 inch rod, that was hard to bend, if you're going to use that, I recommend having a tool shop at your disposal; grinder to cut it, file to debur it, hammer and anvil or vice to bend it. The 2nd time, we used 5/16 inch rod, and that worked a lot better. I still used to back end of an adjustable wrench to bend it, but the results were much better. She is gimping along with it and putting weight on that leg sometimes. Here is the pic with the splint on, she is still holding it up off the ground, but not nearly as bad.
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