Hi all, This is a long story but I am desperate for help and I think you need the entire history before I ask for advice. I have a buck that came here to live with us right after Christmas from a very selenium and copper deficient area of the country. *from a reputable breeder who takes very good care of her goats according to anyone who has ever met her - so not blaming the seller* and his front legs are bending (or bowing) backwards. They aren't bowed like a cowboy's legs - more like a flamingo's legs bend backwards. He was transported to our area by someone other than the seller and that person held him for me for a week while I made pick up arrangements. *also a very careful breeder who knows goats* This second person is who first noticed that there was something wrong with his legs. They were bowed but he was not limping badly (or maybe not at all). She trimmed his hooves but told me they weren't over-grown and she gave him a copper bolus and a 1 cc dose of BoSe. I picked him up from her farm a week later and gave him another 1 cc dose of BoSe when we got home because I normally give 2cc doses to my adults. Since the first of January, he has another 2cc dose of BoSe, a Vit. A&D injection, 3 hoof trims and free choice Purina Goat Minerals and baking soda. He has been kept both inside the barn and outdoors in the buck pen (with a dry shelter of course). Our weather has been nuts but he has NO swelling in his joints, no bleeding or scarring, nothing that would lead me to think he has been injured in any way. He was only walking with stiff legs at first, then he pretty much stopped bending his knees and now he is limping and not bearing weight on his left front leg. The vet's office says it's probably mineral related but the damage is most likely permanent and they can't tell me any more unless I shell out $250-$300 for X-rays of his legs and lab work. I really like this buck but if the damage is permanent and there is no hope of fixing the problem, I can't afford to spend that much more on him. I'm attaching a photo of him from today. Has anyone seen this type of problem before? It's not that he's just "down" in his pasterns or has bad feet. His shins are actually bending backwards. The bone is curving. He doesn't seem to be in a great deal of pain. He's eating and he bred a doe today but he's uncomfortable and seems to be getting worse. Any advice?