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My 5 month old doe Rosie, had hopped up onto a milk stand this am and got her back left leg caught between the wood slats. She fell off the stand but her leg was still in the slats. I caught her just after this happened and got her free. (We have since cover the dang milk stand with roofing shingles so this can not happen again. She is walking around but limping.
I got her down and felt the leg. Seems a bit swollen but I couldnt feel a break. It is in the first joint that there is pain when i squeeze.
WHat should I do?
Is there any supportive treatment for pain or swelling that will help?
How about for stress. SHould I give B vit or something?
Would she still be able to walk on it if it is broken?
Im so sad and pissed that I didnt put the shingles on the dang thing before.
 

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x rays are the only sure way to know sometimes unless it's a complete break. I doubt she'd put any weight on it at all if it's a serious break. You can make a supportive splint out of foam pipe insulation cut to fit and wrapped with vet wrap. I've successfully healed complete perpendicular breaks that way. No limps left at all.
 

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Well she's walking around fine this am, but it is good to know about the pipe insulation. Im gonna get some today in case this happens again. Thanks for the support!
 
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