I've been reading a long time but this is my first post here. My goats are primarily for brush control and are mix of Boer, Savanna and...well, let's just say they have a diverse genetic background. But they're sleek and in good health, get regular worming and I've got brick climbing toys that keep their hooves worn down without a lot of extra trimming. I have a waiting list of people who want to buy my stock and they have a lot of pasture and woods to roam. One of them has a medical issue that really bugs me. We have a baby billy born in July, cute little rascal. Anyway a couple days ago I notice him limping around the pasture, holding his front right foot up and hopping around on three wheels. There was no gradual onset or any indication there was an earlier problem. One day he's zipping around the pasture like the rest of the babies, the next day he's a tripod. Examining the leg and shoulder I checked for range of motion, swelling, signs of a break, or bony crepitus all good. The foot was slightly swollen and tender to the touch but there was no smell, discharge and no cuts, punctures or anything stuck in his hoof. There was one small notch knocked out of the hoof on the bottom that might indicate a trauma site but it wasn't deep enough to bleed and didn't seem terribly bad. I figured he jumped off something and had a bad landing, couple days and he'd be over it. Not exactly. It's been five days and he's still carrying that foot. His appetite is good...really good...and he gets around on three wheels pretty well, trying to catch him always a challenge. Yesterday I notice the foot was really swollen and still tender to the touch. He'll set it on the ground a little now standing still but can't put any weight on it. I've read through all the material I can find about foot problems. I thought it might be foot rot, but there's no smell or discharge. I've never seen founder and don't know what it looks like. He did have some foamy discharge around his mouth a couple mornings after grain before he turned up lame, but that cleared up. Snake bite or insect sting is a possibility but didn't see any injury site. I could soak it and wrap it but wanted to get your take on it here before I did anything else. Other than carrying around that foot, he seems fine. Momma still lets him and his sister nurse and he doesn't have any trouble getting in there for a hit on the hose. And he's still capable of fighting for his spot on the grain tray. It wasn't wet before symptoms appeared and the rest of the herd is fine.