Is It Broken???

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by QNQ Boers, May 13, 2018.

  1. QNQ Boers

    QNQ Boers Member

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    Oct 12, 2017
    I'm not sure what happened but here she is.
     

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  2. Damfino

    Damfino Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Right behind you
    Do you have any details you'd like to add? Is she putting any weight on it? What does the leg feel like?

    If it looks like a clean, straightforward break you can probably splint it yourself, but personally I'm more inclined to seek veterinary help with broken bones.
     

  3. QNQ Boers

    QNQ Boers Member

    63
    Oct 12, 2017
    She doesn't put any weight on it. But it doesn't feel broken. It just looks twisted.I'm not sure what happened but my sisters aggressive doe might have had something to do with it.
     
  4. Damfino

    Damfino Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Right behind you
    If it looks crooked or twisted then it's probably broken. It may not feel loose because the tendons are holding everything more or less in place. I'd stabilize it with a splint for tonight and keep her penned up with a gentle buddy so she can't injure it further, and then I'd get her to a vet in the morning.
     
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  5. QNQ Boers

    QNQ Boers Member

    63
    Oct 12, 2017
    Ok,I got her penned up with her mom for the night.
     
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Get a vet to look at her.
     
  7. QNQ Boers

    QNQ Boers Member

    63
    Oct 12, 2017
    ok,so it was broken. And her sister tried to escape and get to her. And broke her leg. 200 dollars later they are both penned up with broken legs.
     
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Oh dear, monkey see, monkey do.

    I am so sorry that happened. :(

    Glad they were seen.
     
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  9. elchivito

    elchivito Member

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    Apr 18, 2010
    Thank you for quick vet action. I tell people all the time who want to "wait and see" to pass the time digging a hole.
     
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  10. Damfino

    Damfino Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Right behind you
    I'm sorry you ended up with TWO goats with broken legs. Bummer! I hope they heal quickly for you.
     
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  11. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    Wow, so sorry you have 2 with broken legs.
     
  12. QNQ Boers

    QNQ Boers Member

    63
    Oct 12, 2017
    I am just glad that they are doing well.
     
  13. groovyoldlady

    groovyoldlady Goat Crazy!

    Jul 21, 2011
    Central Maine
    Holy Moly! (((((Hugs)))))
     
  14. QNQ Boers

    QNQ Boers Member

    63
    Oct 12, 2017
    The whole reason they were penned up in the first place was so that I could further treat their mother because she was wormy. And this is what happened. The joys of being a goat farmer.☺
     
  15. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  16. nehimama

    nehimama New Member

    11
    Wednesday
    Oh, my! You surely did not need the complication of yet another "patient". It's good you were on top of the situation. I feel it will turn out well.
     
  17. QNQ Boers

    QNQ Boers Member

    63
    Oct 12, 2017
    Yup,they are healing nicely.
     
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