I would try to keep her comfortable, do you have a Vet you can call! I would try and get in contact with one, it's the best thing you can do! Could be she sprained it!
Did she get bit by something like a snake? I haven't read the rest of the thread I just reactedWhen I went out for evening chores, my eight month old doeling was walking strangely. One of her rear legs just appeared crooked. Nothing felt wrong or swollen. She tripped earlier today and fell all the way over and rolled, so maybe that injured her, or she tripped because she was hurt.
I went out to check on her a few minutes ago, and she had a rough time getting up and her upper thigh is swollen. She puts full weight on it, just walks a little off and struggled getting up. Her pelvis feels even and fine. Everything really feels normal except for the one swollen part.
I figured I would leave her for the night, since she doesn't seem to be in too much pain and see how she is doing in after sleeping on it.
Is it dislocated? What should I do?
I can post videos of her gait when it's light out.
Did you give her thiamine? Is she pregnant?This morning she is lethargic and her eyes look like she's in pain. I gave her a gentle Frankenscense massage. The truth is, which leg is off? I will attach a video at the end of this post. She seems really off balance and falls really easily. She falls like a fainting goat (she has none of the breed in her) with her feet going straight out, and then flops around and can hardly get back up. Then all the sudden she's limping along with the herd like it is her leg. I'm starting to wonder if it's actually some kind of poisoning or illness instead. Or maybe she's in slight shock from her injury. When I was working with her, her rumen sounded extra loud.
Thoughts? The herd grazed in a different part of the pasture than I've ever seen them, so maybe she ate something? Nobody else is off.
I had the same thoughtI agree..needs a vet. In the mean time of finding a vet..give her thiamine asap..or b complex. Anytime a goat is stressed can slow the rumen down slowing thiamine production...you want to avoid secondary issue. I would also give probiotics.
I had thought about snake bite. I've heard that their pupils swell with snake bites, which her's are not. Does anybody know if that's true?I had the same thought
I had thought about snake bite. I've heard that their pupils swell with snake bites, which her's are not. Does anybody know if that's true?
I will give her B-complex.
She is not bred