Limping on left hind leg

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by Moers kiko boars, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    He is walking lightly with the leg in the proper position. He looks like he is slightly limping, not hopping like before. He will get into his creep feeder and sometimes stand all 4 feet flat. Then other times he steps up on the board to eat. He was trotting around yesterday. He can run , but he uses both back feet as one. He is only about 2 1/2 weeks since the injury. His leg is still wrapped . The first Vet said 3 to 6 weeks of antibiotics..my 2nd vet gave me 1 more week of the pills the light antibiotics. But not the shots. Unless the first Vet contacts him and suggest differently. Thats per our visit today with the 2nd vet. So I will contact thr OSU dr and ask him to contact my vet.
    Im thrilled with Lightning progress. It feels good to see him try to get away from me when I have the drench gun. I just laugh. He is getting upset with the other goats if they get too close and he head butts them. So Im glad to see him act like a goat! Im still looking at 3 to 4 weeks of recovery time. It just feels good to see him act more like s young goat.
     
  2. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    So good to hear! Lightening making progress at getting better!
     

  3. NDinKY

    NDinKY Well-Known Member

    534
    Aug 3, 2019
    Kentucky
    That’s great he’s doing so well! Very exciting!
     
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  4. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    Thankyou guys. Its been a tough time for.me. He still.has some hard work ahead to replace the muscle he has lost. But the little guy is willing. :great:
     
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  5. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    Way to go lightning! YAY! WHA-HOOOO!
    Fantastic news!
    You're doing awesome with him :)
     
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  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Sounds really promising.

    Use your best judgment, if you feel he needs support, do it. If not keep an eye on him.

    If he is using it, that is super duper and going to be a good outcome. :)
     
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  7. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    I am watching him like a hawk. I do want him to have a good healthy life. Im not sure about the shot Florfenicol. Its like attempting to put jello through a needle. Poor lightning just screams. Its thick/ takes forever/ and I hate giving any thick shot. Im a woosey when it comes to my babies. An adult..no prob..but hes 3 months old.
    I will leave a message for the OSU dr. To contact my vet. But Im not really wanting the shots..but I dont want to impede Lightnings recovery. So....I have to let the 2 Drs hash it out. He is on his 3rd week of Meloxicam..i am drenching him 20cc of Gatorade/water/nutridrench/1/2 advil 2xs dailey. Im watching his urine & feces. He is getting more of an appetite and eating like he did before this injury. He has lost muscle mass in his left hip, but Ill work on that in the upcoming days. I just want him to be able to grow properly/walk & trot around. And breed without pain. Hopefully with his youth and working to keep his legs built up he will continue in spite of the first prognosis.
     
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  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Hoping for the best for the goat. :hug:
     
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  9. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma


    :update:

    THANKYOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT & PRAYERS!
    I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES..DO YOU?
     
  10. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    Now my other Silly boy Thunderbolt

    Sorry about the audio..
     
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  11. NDinKY

    NDinKY Well-Known Member

    534
    Aug 3, 2019
    Kentucky
    So glad he’s doing well! Good work!
     
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  12. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
  13. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    Yay! They uploaded :)
    Looking great!
     
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  14. CountyLineAcres

    CountyLineAcres Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2014
    Mineral Ridge, Ohio
    How fantastic! So happy he’s doing better!!
     
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  15. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Wow, that’s great!!! I am so glad he is doing so well, and that you believe in miracles, not in vets!
    Do did awesome!!!
    :coolmoves:
     
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  16. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    Thankyou soooo much. Now to leep him improving! :bighug:
     
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  17. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Awesome and yes I believe in miracles. ;)
     
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  18. HoosierShadow

    HoosierShadow Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Central Kentucky
    I haven't had a chance to comment until now, but so glad he is doing better! Fingers crossed he continues to recover and lives a long, happy & healthy life! :)
     
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