Three week old kid with contracted tendons HELP

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Mina9209, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. Mina9209

    Mina9209 New Member

    Apr 15, 2017
    I am currently bottle raising a Saanen cross that has had weak legs from birth but got around fine. However, he's slowly gotten worse. First his front legs contracted over and he walked on his knees. Now it has progressed to him falling over and being unable to right himself. His back legs are now stiffening out straight. He is very frustrated and flails around constantly. He has been given Bose shots, Vitamin E, Thiamine(in case of polio) and Nutridrench in his replacer. He receives physical therapy multiple times a day. He has had his front legs splinted and I "walk" him around with a towel around his middle trying to get him to use his legs. I'm out of options and I can't seem to find anything that matches his symptoms because other then the leg problems he is growing well with a healthy appetite. Please help!
  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    You may want to try cod liver oil.

  3. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    I agree.. cod liver oil may help..keep them wrapped for support and keep up the PT

    hows he other wise? temp? eating well? pooping and peeing fine?