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So we had a week-old kid whose mom insisted on taking out to the pasture instead of leaving her at the barn with the other kids, and she ended up tangled in the electric netting. I was in the barn when it happened, so was able to get there quickly after hearing her cries, but it appears the shock has paralyzed her back legs. We've had her in the house for the past two days, she's alert and bright-eyed, but doesn't have much of an appetite and we're seeing almost no improvement in the back legs. I was hoping with her being so young that the nerves could repair themselves, but I'm feeling less and less optimistic of that. Has anyone had any experience with this? Is there any hope for her? If not, does anyone know of a sanctuary in Oregon or Washington that might be able to take her? (We are just east of Portland)
 

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Oh Yikes....Im so sorry..poor baby....You might try banamine to reduce inflammation .. Might also try DMSO which is Dimethyl sulfoxide and natural ..another natural choice is Helichrysum ess. oil...this has been know to regenerate nerves, For this I would dilute with a carrier oil and apply on her spine...do this 3-4 times a day...
 

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I just had this happen except it was a light weight hut that tipped over on a few day old Nubian kid. She was trapped underneath and could not move her hind end either. My vet recommended 1ml (2mg/ml) dexamethasone once a day sub Q for three days. She was up and moving slowly in about three days and just continued to improve and now it's like nothing ever happened. Good luck-I hope your baby improves!
 

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Lots of vitamin B added to the above, since the B vitamins keep the neurological system healthy and working.

I agree with the Dexamethasone for inflammation, I've used it a lot.

DMSO is awesome stuff. I use it on myself for injuries and on my dogs, horses and goats! It can cause itching for the first few minutes as it gets absorbed thru the skin.
 

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Oh Yikes....Im so sorry..poor baby....You might try banamine to reduce inflammation .. Might also try DMSO which is Dimethyl sulfoxide and natural ..another natural choice is Helichrysum ess. oil...this has been know to regenerate nerves, For this I would dilute with a carrier oil and apply on her spine...do this 3-4 times a day...
What does DMSO do? I have heard talk about it over the years but don't know anything about it. Maybe this this something everybody should keep on hand. Where can you get it?

I hope the best for your little one.
 

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What does DMSO do? I have heard talk about it over the years but don't know anything about it. Maybe this this something everybody should keep on hand. Where can you get it?
DMSO is dimethylsulfoxide....here is a little on the use of it..You can order off amazon..

DMSO is used topically to decrease pain and speed the healing of wounds, burns, and muscle and skeletal injuries. DMSO is also used topically to treat painful conditions such as headache, inflammation, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and severe facial pain called tic douloureux. It is used topically for eye conditions including cataracts, glaucoma, and problems with the retina; for foot conditions including bunions, calluses, and fungus on toenails; and for skin conditions including keloid scars and scleroderma. It is sometimes used topically to treat skin and tissue damage caused by chemotherapy when it leaks from the IV that is used to deliver it. DMSO is used either alone or in combination with a drug called idoxuridine to treat pain associated with shingles (herpeszoster infection).
 

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Oh, hey, Terra Farma - we love you guys. We've got to rehome (or cull) our only doe in milk, and were just wondering where to get goat milk until our junior doe freshens in the spring. We'll be in touch (we used to buy cows' milk from you).
 

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Terra Farma,
How is your doeling doing? Has she regained any function back at all?

Carrol
 

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A quick update: We greatly appreciate all the kind and helpful comments here, she's still having lots of trouble but we are seeing signs of hope. We consulted with one of our customers who is a naturopathic doctor, and she confirmed the helichrysum essential oil would be beneficial, and also recommended combining it with arnica, hypericum, and frankincense oils to rub on the spine, along with hot and cold alternations to the back legs. 3 minutes hot compress followed by 30 seconds cold, repeated 3-5 times, always ending in cold, and doing this 3x/day. She does move her tail around now, and she's making some slight movements in her back end, sometimes lifting up several inches off the ground. The naturopath also indicated that it could take up to six weeks for the nerves to repair themselves, but she's confident that her young age will assist her in making a full recovery. Here's a link to our facebook page with a couple of photos of this cutie: https://www.facebook.com/terrafarmaoregon
 

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Sounds like a good plan of action. .arnica is good for inflammation :)....my husband took it after shoulder surgery.
Best wishes
 
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