We noticed she was limping at morning feeding yesterday. We watched her for about 30 minutes. She was literally almost walking in circles. Somehow she had hurt her left leg and was not putting much weight on it at all. She wobbled when trying to walk straight and would walk in circles. She allowed me to walk right up to her and pick her up. While this isn't unusual as we coddle our ladies and hold them quite often she just laid there, not reacting at all, which caused me a bit of concern.
We immediately isolated her and have kept her in isolation since. She had food, water and clean bedding (pine shavings). I held her and my wife checked her foot and didn't see anything out of the ordinary. Amelia is able to grip ok with her left foot but the grip is not as strong as her right foot. The issue is that she doesn't like to put much/if any weight on her left leg. When she lays down she puts most of her weight on her right side.
She is eating, drinking and pooping and loves being held while she is inside with us.
Thus far we have not given her any antibiotics, vitamins and have not provided a bath. The only thing my wife noticed yesterday was that she had a redness on the back of her leg at the joint but the joint is not hot and does not appear infected. It looks scraped - not gashed.
I will be attaching a few pics for review and am hopeful that maybe one of you that has a bit more experience than we do can help with a prognosis/treatment, etc. I am concerned that she may have dislocated something and I am just not catching it or she simply has a limp and we are over reacting.
Any help you can give would be much appreciated.
Edited by N8Yoder - 1/21/16 at 10:32am