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Just had a new baby born a few mins ago. His front legs are bent and he is standing on his knees or walking with his hooves flipped under. I tried to tape them temporarily until I find out what I need to do for him

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I can take him to the vet first thing in the morning if I need to. Did I do the right thing by trying to tape his legs straight so that he can walk?
 

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He needs a shot of BoSe. And not the gel. He needs the shot.
Where do I get it at? No feed stores are open around here. Can I only get it from vet? Will he be ok until first think in the morning? I have them taped so that he can stand and walk. And he is nursing ok.
 

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Taping them is fine as long as it's not too tight. It will help the tendons stretch. He does need the BO.SE shot though and I always give an extra Vitamin E gel cap for a couple days as well. Just poke the end with a needle and squeeze the oil into his mouth.
 

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Taping them is fine as long as it's not too tight. It will help the tendons stretch. He does need the BO.SE shot though and I always give an extra Vitamin E gel cap for a couple days as well. Just poke the end with a needle and squeeze the oil into his mouth.
I made sure it wasn't too tight. But I didn't tape his feet. I started taping right above his hooves. Is that right or should I have taped the hooves also. Calling the vet here after hours is very expensive. Will he be ok til in the morning then I can go to the office to get it?
 

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Look up jack mauldins video on weak legs on YouTube. I had one born like this that was perfectly fine after about 3 days.
This does last baby was born the same way last year,but not nearly as bad. The baby was fine after a couple days also. But this little guy was pretty bad before I taped them straight. He couldn't even walk on his hooves only on his knees
 

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We have had this before, i believe its from the baby not having enough room in the womb. Ours were also walking on their knees. We let them out 2 tomes a day and "helped" them stand so that the tendons would get stronger. It was resolved in a week. A good shot of bose would help though.
 

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Yes he's fine until tomorrow and however you taped him, if it's working, then it's right.
 

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He's fine. I've seen them much worse then that. I had one here before I heard of Bo.Se, who had his legs stretched straight out in front with his hooves curled down to walk on. He looked like a spider. He was fine in a couple weeks.
 

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He's fine. I've seen them much worse then that. I had one here before I heard of Bo.Se, who had his legs stretched straight out in front with his hooves curled down to walk on. He looked like a spider. He was fine in a couple weeks.
Ok. That's good to know.
 

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Mom most likely needs a dose of BoSe as well...: )
 
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