Limping after CDT Vaccine

Discussion in 'Beginners Goat Raising' started by robin2en, Jul 24, 2019.

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  1. robin2en

    robin2en New Member

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    Jul 24, 2019
    Michigan
    We are new goat owners to 2 adorable Nigerian Goat kids.

    We were a little late getting them their CDT vaccine (at about 12 weeks old), but we did it.

    My goat (Ember) was the first to get her shot and we gave it in her armpit. Armpit is what every site I was reading had said. She has been limping on that leg ever since and it has now been about a week. With the other kid (Coco) we gave her the vaccine in her neck and she is totally fine.

    Ember seems to be eating and drinking ok but going on a full week has me all worried. I have tried rubbing the area we put the shot and nothing seems off and her leg moves like it should. When she runs to us for their grain that they get once a day she just runs on 3 legs. It breaks my heart. Is this going to be a permanent thing? :(

    Please help.

    **edit**
    The shots were given SQ and her leg she's not using is swollen from the shoulder to her knee. :(
     
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  2. NigerianNewbie

    NigerianNewbie Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2018
    Central NC
    Was the vaccine given IM or SQ?
     

  3. robin2en

    robin2en New Member

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    Jul 24, 2019
    Michigan
    SQ. I forgot to put that. I knew I was forgetting something.
     
  4. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Does she have a knot or lump there?
     
  5. robin2en

    robin2en New Member

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    Jul 24, 2019
    Michigan
    I didn't think so but I just went out to feed them and the leg she's not using is swollen from her shoulder to her knee.
     
  6. NigerianNewbie

    NigerianNewbie Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2018
    Central NC
    When the vaccination was given did she jerk away? Was the syringe plunger pulled back slightly to check the end for blood before being given the vaccination? Have you taken her temperature? Knowing an exact temperature would help narrow a few things down. Is the swelling a new symptom as of today? Could you post a few pictures showing the area you are referring to?
     
  7. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
  8. robin2en

    robin2en New Member

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    Jul 24, 2019
    Michigan
    We don't have a way to get her temp right now unfortunately. I attached a picture (not of my goat) and the front armpit is where we gave it to her. She seems pretty normal otherwise. They get hay all day and then grain once a day and she still comes running for that grain.

    She jerked around a bit so I wondered if we just nicked a muscle.

    Not sure what you mean about the plunger. I don't remember ever seeing any blood before or after and we used a brand new syringe and needle.
     

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  9. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    If she moved, you got a muscle. I'd give her a Banamine shot.
     
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  10. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Get a temp first, go buy a dollar store digital thermometer.
    It is crucial to know her temp.

    I agree, try banamine, after getting a temp.

    Maybe she hurt her leg, after?

    A vet may be wise.
     
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