Wry face?

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Abigail Fin, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. Abigail Fin

    Abigail Fin New Member

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    Oct 18, 2017
    North of Atlanta
    I'm new here! I got my first three goats this summer! All ND. Two doelings and a wether. The smallest, my little runt doeling is 8 months old and only weighs 27 lbs. and just the other day I noticed that her face is starting to look crooked! She has a mild scratch on her nose, but it's just about healed up and she's eating and behaving normally. Is this wry face? Is there anything I should do or check to make sure it isn't something else. As she grows, will it get worse?
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2017
  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    I can't see the picture.
     

  3. Abigail Fin

    Abigail Fin New Member

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    Oct 18, 2017
    North of Atlanta
    Thank you! How about now? I added it to the OP
     
  4. Goat_Scout

    Goat_Scout Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2017
    Louisiana
    It looks like a very mild case of wry mouth to me, although I've had no experience with that sort of thing.
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Welcome, glad you are here. :)

    The face looks OK, but the jaw is off or swollen.
    Does it hurt the goat?
    Any bee's ect flying around that may of stung the goat? Did it all of a sudden appear?

    You can have a vet look at the goat and they can say if it is or not. It will get worse, if it is wry face. :(
     
  6. Abigail Fin

    Abigail Fin New Member

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    Oct 18, 2017
    North of Atlanta
    Thank you for your help!
    It may a little swollen, she doesn't seem to be in pain or bothered when I touch it. This may sound crazy, but a month or so back we didn't get her copper bolus all the way down her throat and she chewed the metal a little. I tried to inspect the inside of her mouth, but that's not very easy and I didn't see anything.
    Her jaw seems to stay off to the side.
     
  7. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    You are welcome. :)

    Have a vet look at her, maybe get an xray and see what is going on there.