I have a 6day old boer kid with swelling on both front knees, I'm thinking its likely joint ill. The right is worse than the left and it is obviousy painful when squeezed. Feels like fluid in there. he's been in the house for 3 days and can not walk. He can stand for a bit if you put him on his feet but won't put weight on the right knee at all. I just shaved that knee and he has dark blotches on it. Back legs seem fine. Maybe bruises? I've never shaved any part of a boer so I'm not sure if dark blotches under the hair is normal. He also has a bludge on his side around where the last couple of ribs are. It's fluid filled and I drained it with a needle/syringe yesterday. I got bloody, clear fluid and the bluge had come back when I checked on him around an hour later. I drained it again today, same fluid, and I got it to shrink much more. I felt his ribs and it felt almost like there was a hole in them, about the size of a does foot. The lump came back. I can push it back into the hole but it comes back out pretty quickly. Is it possible that the rumen is coming out where the ribs are broken? I intially thought he'd gotten trampled but im wondering if he went down because of the joint ill then got stepped on. hes a meat goat and im not spending the $ on a vet. I've been giving him penG and i wrapped his ribs in an ace bandage with a napkin folded just smaller than the hole to keep the buldge in. I'm hoping the ribs can heal. He has a great appetite, seems pretty perky, but he grunts a bit when he breathes like he's in pain. Recomendations? I know penG isn't the right med, if there's something I can get at the feed store I'll do it. Anything to help the pain? I kinda like the little guy & I'm willing to give him a chance as long as he has some fight left in him.