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Goat Arthritis?

Discussion in 'Everything Else Goats' started by MiniGoatsRule, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. Sep 14, 2019
    MiniGoatsRule

    MiniGoatsRule Overrun with beasties

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    My goat Jimmy is weird. But this might be more than just that. He walks with his legs straight, and running is bazaar. He twirls his legs in front of him instead of just bending his knees. He looks like he always has to poop and the bathroom is a few meters or more away so he has to walk, but he can't bend his legs or the poop slides out. Sorry, weird example. But anyway, does he have arthritis or something else or is he just weird?
     
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    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    How old is he, and has he always walked this way ?
     
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    MiniGoatsRule

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    He is about 2-3 years old, I do not know exactly. He is a pet and I do not know his DOB. I do not remember how he walked when we first got him, but ever since I actually remember noticing how he walked he walked straight
     
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    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Does he eat minerals ? Hay, pellets ...?
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    Front legs or back? Or both?
     
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    MiniGoatsRule

    MiniGoatsRule Overrun with beasties

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    Both legs, and he is a weed eater. We give him and our Nigerian doe alfalfa hay, and Jimmy gets deworming grain every so often. Occasionally they steal horse grain, or we feed them sweet feed
     
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    Mini Horses

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    He is stiff on all four legs??
     
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    He walks straight on all four, but IDK if I would exactly say he is stiff. Then again, he can't talk, and I don't exactly 100% know goat body language
     
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    MiniGoatsRule

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    I just took a look at Jimmy and realized I made a mistake. He still runs with straight legs, but when he walks he bends his knees
     
  10. Sep 18, 2019
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    Heart of the Matter Farm Loving the herd life

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    Has he been tested for CAE?
     
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