Meet Wind's daughter Luna

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by Suellen, May 30, 2008.

  1. Suellen

    Suellen New Member

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    Mar 9, 2008
    Paragonah, Utah
    Meet the newest addition to our family LUNA
    Her legs are making progress:
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    At night we splint them so that she has to keep them straight and not fold them under her. During the day we take the splints off and do goat physical therapy. We are bottle feeding her. We don't think she is getting enough because she is tiered, gets tiered and fraustrated getting milk from Mom. Since we have been bottle feeding, 2 days, we have seen a difference in her energy level.
    Suellen
     
  2. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    AWWWW! She definately has an attentive therapist! Love the pics.
     

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    awe she is so cute. I hope your therapy starts working for her and she thrives. I can't think that she would do nothing less though :D
     
  4. enjoytheride

    enjoytheride New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Humboldt Co Ca
    Such a good goat mom- she's a lucky little girl. I'm sure she'll be running around like a fool soon.
     
  5. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    Well she's so cute!!! Hope she continues to improve!
     
  6. deenak

    deenak New Member

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    Oct 10, 2007
    Ames Iowa
    What a lucky little girl to have you as her physical therapist!
    Keep Smiling
     
  7. Di

    Di Crazy Goat Lady

    Jan 29, 2008
    central PA
    She's adorable! How's she doing?
     
  8. Suellen

    Suellen New Member

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    Mar 9, 2008
    Paragonah, Utah
    Re: Meet Wind's daughter Luna UPDATE

    The splints are working: Luna is now walking on the bottoms of her hooves most of the time. When she gets tired she will sometimes walk on her knuckles. She's still weak in the forelegs, but gaining strength every day. We're glad to see that her legs are getting straighter. At night we still splint her legs and let her walk unsplinted during the day so she'll keep build her strength. She's begun to jump and play (for short periods of time) like a normal, healthy baby goat. She also thinks Mom, Wind, might be a good thing to try and climb on. Also like every baby goat she instinctly knows how to untie shoes.
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    Suellen
     
  9. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    :applaud: :wahoo:

    thats great - love the pic
     
  10. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Thats great that she's improving! Good job on helping her too!
     
  11. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    What a beautiful little girl!!!

    A side note, if her tendons are weak and she is walking on her knuckles like that, if you haven't given her a shot of Bo-Se that would help her to strengthen the tendons. Also, it helps to keep the splints on all the time and it takes about 4 days of leaving them on but it helps straighten and strengthen them faster. I had a little doe with weak tendons that I had to do that to also :)
     
  12. Suellen

    Suellen New Member

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    Mar 9, 2008
    Paragonah, Utah
    QUESTION: How can she build strength in the lower leg muscles if she has the splints on all the time?

    Suellen
     
  13. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    Sorry, didn't proof read there :p Its not about strengthening the tendons as much as it is tightening them, if you let hte splints come off, she is just stretching them out again. My little doe I kept the splint on for a week and she healed up fine. :)
     
  14. Suellen

    Suellen New Member

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    Mar 9, 2008
    Paragonah, Utah
  15. nhsmallfarmer

    nhsmallfarmer New Member

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    Apr 14, 2008
    New Hampshire
    awesome video, she looks like she is doing great and she is so pretty :love:
     
  16. Di

    Di Crazy Goat Lady

    Jan 29, 2008
    central PA
    Such a sweetie! Good job!
     
  17. Pheonix08

    Pheonix08 New Member

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    Mar 9, 2008
    Western N.Y.