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Wesson(Neosporosis) So Stubborn! Coyote wounds now!

Discussion in 'Livestock Guardians' started by dejavoodoo114, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. Jul 31, 2016
    dejavoodoo114

    dejavoodoo114 True BYH Addict

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    We first noticed Wesson's limp almost 2 weeks ago. I called a friend of mine who goes to school with me and who has worked for years as a vet tech. She came out and said it didn't look like hip displasia that it looked more like a strain or arthritis. She said to watch him for a week then she came out again. It has not gotten better and he has gotten more comfortable with her and was more willing to whine when hurting. We suspect he was hit by a car and are taking him to the vet for xrays etc on Monday (tomorrow). I wanted to check on here though if you guys have ever seen an injury like this?

    I am having a hard time trying to upload the videos so I am going to try and include the url in the text.

    https://www.facebook.com/ali.davis.336/videos/pcb.1221124127918361/1221123561251751/?type=3&theater

    https://www.facebook.com/ali.davis.336/videos/pcb.1221124127918361/1221123564585084/?type=3&theater
     
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    OneFineAcre

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    I think an x-ray would be a good idea
     
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    Southern by choice

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    If it was a strain OR arthritis it still should have been checked immediately. Confinement, rest and certain Rx are for treating strains. Arthritis is also treatable for discomfort and pain relief.
    This was irresponsible of any tech to suggest this. :somad
    A good tech would immediately tell you to take the dog to a vet.


    Quite possible a spinal injury and or hip injury.
     
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    Southern by choice

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    Please no more pulling his legs to get him to lie down. You are causing pain and possibly more injury. He should have limited activity right now.
     
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    Goat Whisperer

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    Poor baby! That is awful :hit

    Glad you are taking him in to the vet!
     
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    Awwww... poor fella! That's not a strain, that's damaged somehow. He should have seen a vet within a couple of days of you noticing this with no improvement. That leg isn't moving naturally. I hope he'll be OK. Please let us know how it goes.
     
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    Why do I think that hip looks dislocated? Do you notice in one part of the video that there is a 'lump' on the top of that hip and the way he is swinging that leg ... I dunno... Surely he wouldn't be bearing weight on it if it is dislocated?

    Really hope I'm imagining that and it's really not that bad? Surely the tech would have noticed that???
     
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    dejavoodoo114

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    Whoa whoa whoa. There was a lot of crazy going on at my house while I was trying to post this. Let me try to explain. Our local vets are terrible and Wesson get beyond sick when in a car so I can't take him to either of the better vets each an hour away. Trust me no medicine works on him and we already paid over $1500 for surgery fixing what his being car sick caused. In light of this, the thought of taking him to a mediocre at best vet only interested in money was not appealing unless necessary. Besides, I have never even met the real vet, only the techs, though I know the vet was the one who had to have done the surgery... So I called the vet tech. She examined him thoroughly, at that time, last week, I assure you it was not dislocated, we are both studying to be vets, she knows companions animals and I know livestock. We are both familiar with how an animals body is put together.
    That being said, she and I examined him last week. No spinal issues at all, not the case with my very old pet dog, and she was testing for hip dysplasia. He made no signs of discomfort from the test. So she was checking his joints, one small lump on the inside of the hip across a muscle. We both felt it, thought it was a strain. She warned me that I needed to check him without her because dogs have a bad habit of getting tough and not showing pain when they go to the vet and Wesson didn't know her that well. So we waited 4 days before she came back out. When she came back out he was worse in different ways. She spent a lot of her time watching him walk from inside and said he needed xrays. She noted, and I agree, is leg/hip was worse and she wondered if he hadn't been hit either after being injured or hit a second time.

    Knowing that he was already acting "tough" for her I wanted video to take to my lazy vet and asked my daughter to help. She still doesn't seem to understand that she needs to stop doing what she is doing if the dog is in pain. She got another lecture regarding that after that video... Teenagers... :th


    AAANNNDDD so, I tried to look for videos of hip dysplasia and nothing I found looked like this. I am taking him for xrays tomorrow and hopefully something is actually done or seen by this vet other than putting me in debt. Noticed today his front leg is starting to act strange. There is no swelling in any of his joints. Today was the first time he actually whined in pain. Ironic that we had decided yesterday to take him in Monday.

    Next step is building a fence across our extra driveway so that neighbors can no longer use our driveway to get to their other houses and property. I am angry.
     
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    It almost looks like it is both back legs, almost a swagger. I too wonder if it is a spinal injury.