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Crooked leg?

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Goats' started by horseymama2, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. Apr 25, 2018
    horseymama2

    horseymama2 Ridin' The Range

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    Good evening,
    My little doe, Poppy, is a FF due to kid in a week or 2. All of a sudden one of her front legs looks crooked. Could this be her ligaments loosening up for giving birth? Or should I be worried about a mineral deficiency? She isn't lame on it. It just doesn't look right. 0425182008b-1.jpg 0425182008b-1.jpg
     
  2. Apr 26, 2018
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    :caf:pop I have a FF with the same thing in both front legs. I assumed she got rolled up on and they got broken. She was very lame for quite a while but now gets around and had her first babies about a month ago.
     
  3. Apr 26, 2018
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    :eek: Both legs! Oh dear! That's terrible.Poppy was running away from a 6wk old precocious Billy last night. She wasn't limping, but it looks terrible. Could they get rickets???
     
  4. Apr 26, 2018
    horseymama2

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    Hey, guess what it is rickets! It is common in FF and is a nutritional problem. Now I have to figure out how to fix it...:caf I think I caused it changing my feed for the starving doe with no milk several weeks ago....
     
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    Give her some oranges! Interesting. Hope she gets better!
     
  6. Apr 26, 2018
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    Definitely an interesting thread..keep us updated if you would. First I have seen it.
     
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    Rickets huh? It's only happening in one goat here... :hu
     
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    Had it happen with a kid. One of quads. Big boy. The other 3 were fine.
     
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    some animals have more trouble absorbing vitamins that others.... can be a genetic thing... or because her rumen didn't develop as well as it could have.... or because of a higher worm load.

    remember with the worms... some goats just naturally run higher loads than others. .. even on the same pasture... that is the reason for the Kiko craze.
     
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