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We have a little doeling that after a few days of birth the part right above the hoof started to swell up and now her knee swollen to the point she can barely stand without help we're thinking joint ill but have any of you dealt with this before?
 

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A few days old is a bit young for joint ill to set in . Mom may have stepped in her and fractured her leg. A vet visit is recommended
 

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A few days old is a bit young for joint ill to set in . Mom may have stepped in her and fractured her leg. A vet visit is recommended
Oh she's turning a 2 weeks old this weekend but it happend like 5 days after she was born and she doesn't cry out when we mess with her leg
 

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Ok...I would visit a vet and have her looked at. You don't want her going sepsis if its serious.
 

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She is joint ill the person we bought the doe bred from said that he's delt with it and he told is what he does to treat it after starting her treatment shes trying to stand by herself and isn't as weak any more
 

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Glad treatment is helping. What antibiotics are you using? Be sure to give antibiotics for 10 full days.
 

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We were using agri something I can't remember the exact name but switched to LA 200 as someone had recommended and she's just gotten worse almost all her legs are locked and can't bend and whenever you touch them or move them she screams she's grinding her teeth all the time its just so sad to watch
 

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Tetanus comes to mind..please see a vet!! Grab Tetanus antitoxin and give her a shot asap. Wont hurt if not needed but may save her life if she does. Swelling is not necessarily common but being stiff and locked up is. Give her 4 cc asap.
Penicillin is the antibiotic for Tetanus. Please get baby to any vet to confirm asap
 

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Any news on this little one?
 
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Great. What other treatments is she getting? Meds?
 

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Good job. Do go ahead and do a tetanus antitoxin shot just in case. The stiffness can be do to swelling of course but a little extra insurance wont hurt
 
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