New buck limping badly

Discussion in 'Beginners Goat Raising' started by Littlestgoat, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. Littlestgoat

    Littlestgoat New Member

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    Mar 24, 2017
    Hello! I am new here, this is my first thread. I need some help bad.
    We got our first buck two days ago, a nice little Pygmy boy. He was separate from the wether we bought for company for the first night to settle down and take in the property. Anyways, wake up and Mr. Buck is in the horse pasture and can't bear any weight on his left leg. We think he jumped the fence, wondering if that's why he hurt himself or it was the horses?:ponder:. We put him in a small stall with bedding because the limp was so bad we thought he shouldn't be moving at all. Wrapped his leg for support, but I think his hoof is the problem. He pulls away when I touch his hoof but doesn't flinch when I put pressure on the leg. He especially hates it when I touched between his two toes. I cleaned it as best as I could and put some ointment on it, but I don't really know what to do. Please help!
     
  2. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    US
    Check and see if there is any rot or off-color areas in between his toes.
     

  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Seems he may of gotten injured jumping the fence or hit by a horse.
    He may have a sprain or broken ankle maybe?
    Usually hoof issues below show signs prior.
    Check for Hoof rot, hoof scald, hoof abscesses.
    Open sores in between toes.

    laminitis/founder, any deformity started?
    If he doesn't have any signs like above it is most likely injury.

    Does he need trimmed?

    If you can, get an xray, it would let you know what the issue is.

    Any swelling anywhere?