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Meet the newest addition to our family LUNA
Her legs are making progress:

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.
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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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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 :)
 

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QUESTION: How can she build strength in the lower leg muscles if she has the splints on all the time?

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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. :)
 
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