My older does legs make a clicking sound when they walk

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by Saanens N Alpines, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. Saanens N Alpines

    Saanens N Alpines New Member

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    Oct 20, 2010
    Southern MI
    Does anyone else have goats whose legs do this? Is it something to worry about....a deficiency or anything?
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Are you sure it is her legs?

    When she walks.... watch to see if her hooves are hitting each other..... :wink:

    They may need a little trimming....if that is what she is doing.... :greengrin:
     

  3. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    My 10 year old pygmy/nigi doe clicks when she walks too...she started doing this 4 years ago, my vet said that her chunkiness and age is the contributing factor. Boots is fine otherwise and walking around doesn't seem to cause her pain...she's just noisy. It's more her ankle in front than her knees.
     
  4. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    It's air in the joints, isn't it? Hope does it. Doesn't appear to have any pain or anything, just pops as she moves.
     
  5. Saanens N Alpines

    Saanens N Alpines New Member

    437
    Oct 20, 2010
    Southern MI
    The hooves are trimmed, and it seems to be in the ankle area. There doesn't seem to be pain.
     
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    then.... it must be what others mentioned ..... :wink: :greengrin: :thumb:
     
  7. GoldenSeal

    GoldenSeal New Member

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    Sep 13, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    I found that human calcium tablets corrected this in one of my does. Mine were in the knee area though.
     
  8. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    It seems like all my goats do it soon or later. They have a good mineral, so the vet said he sees or hears that in a lot of goats around here.
     
  9. RPC

    RPC Boer Goat Breeder

    My 5 and 6 year old does both do this but not the younger ones
     
  10. Saanens N Alpines

    Saanens N Alpines New Member

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    Oct 20, 2010
    Southern MI
    Ok, thanks everyone. It sounds like it's fairly common as they age!
     
  11. Goat Crazy

    Goat Crazy New Member

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    Feb 8, 2010
    NE Ohio
    My does click too, I heard someone say that if you give them selenium that it will stop the clicking. So maybe it’s a sign of selenium deficiency? My girls also, need a hoof trim :oops: so that may be partly why mine are clicking right now.