Limping Preg Doe

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by TexasRanger, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. TexasRanger

    TexasRanger New Member

    589
    Feb 2, 2010
    San Antonio, TX
    Snickers, due any day, has had a bad limp for the past 3 days. Its her left hind leg, she is able to bear weight on it. Is there anything I can do? I don't want to risk hurting the babies. She has a good appetite and is otherwise normal.
     
  2. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Have you looked at her hoof? When is the last time she was trimmed?
     

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    A lot of times the kids are putting pressure on nerves and that causes the limp.

    I would check her hoof but more then likely its just the kids pressure and after she kids it will go away.
     
  4. TexasRanger

    TexasRanger New Member

    589
    Feb 2, 2010
    San Antonio, TX
    Her hooves are good, so it's probably the kid thing. I have a pregnant friend who had "baby leg pain", as she called it.
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Yep.... it is a nerve being pushed on.... it does happen.... :hug:
     
  6. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Yup, my first year, Hope limped towards the end of her pregnancy. Gave me a fright, but it went away after she kidded and she never had another issue.