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Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Di, May 17, 2008.
Here's a pic of the damage.
She's laying on my lap, will she go into shock?
Its pretty blurry but it doesn't seem that bad. She could go into shock if she loses enough blood, get the bleeding stopped(which I think you said you did) and just keep her calm, take her out to nurse on her mother now and then if she is still nursing.
You will have to cut that horn off of her, but not now of course :wink:
I had a baby doe three years ago, get her horn knocked almost off. I had to take her to the vet and he pulled it off and bandaged it really well. The problem with it being exposed like that is the air gets to that nerve and that is very painful for them. It need to be wrapped and treated with medication. Now the way it was done the horn grew back and you can barely see which horn it was.
What they did was wrap it and the wrap went around her head and under her chin. It stayed there until it fell off on its own.
If it was my doe I would take her to the vet.
Thanks Lori, Vet will be here soon, I'm glad to know it'll probably grow back. I was wondering if it would, I've seen goats with only one horn and was wondering if she would be a "unihorn"!
Glad a vet is on the way. I also gave Arnica Montana for the pain and stress.
I know how hard it is wit hthe horns but since we have to have them what I do to my smaller goats is I take a piece of like PVC pipe to the horns that is just long enough so it will NOT go through the fence. i have done that and sooner or later the tape will fall off and then they do not realize it so they do not go thought the fence anymore. But if they do get another piece and do it all over again. They look really funny and they hate the pipe but hey it is better then this happening.
You're right, I've seen that before, I will do that as she's the only one that puts her hear through the fence. Thanks for reminding me.
DI, what did the vet do to this little girl? How is she doing?
Sorry, vet had serious emergency, since he didn't feel she's critical I'm taking her in tomorrow 11:00. She seems fine, eating well, staying away from the fence. I'll report back with pics after her appt. Thanks for interest & concern.