Several years ago I had a Saanen doe who was around 2 years old. She had freshened one time with a single polled buckling. All was well. We wethered the buckling and kept him. Not long after, she went lame with sore front feet. She walked by kneeling on her front knees. After many treatments I could still not cure her lamenesss. We considered putting her down. I even posted on some goat forums about her. She got along well on her front knees and some would think it was cruel but I just didn't have the heart to put her down. Some who say her called her the praying goat. The last 5 months she has been up and walking normally and her hooves are fine now. She has lost some muscle mass due to knot using her legs so it is not a perfect gait but she gets along well and has re-established herself as a dominant goat. I never thought I would see the day of her walking again. Don't really know what the cure was except for time and continued hoof trimming. Just thought I would share. It's odd to see her out there walking and playing!