Baby goat has broken leg, please help!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by thinkyesi, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. thinkyesi

    thinkyesi Out Of The Brooder

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    So our baby goat got his little foot stuck in the fence and broke his leg below his knee. The vet said either pay for a $1000 surgey, amputate it for $1000 also or put him down. Obviously im not going to put my baby boy down! We love him too much! Hes only 3 months old. And we dont have $1000 to pay for it either.
    I asked the vet to just put a splint on it for now till i decide what to do. My husband and i have been reading lots into how many peoples goats break a leg and they just splint it or cast it up for a few weeks and it will heal. I dont know what i should do? Would just casting/splinting his leg help him? Please help! Thanks
     
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  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    You could buy 20 baby goats for $1000. The vet is trying to steal your $. I would Just set the leg and cast it up. It will take about 8 week to heal.

     
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  3. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    We have set many a kid goats legs and they healed up just fine. Just get the leg straight and the bones aligned and splint it. One of my vets used a piece of PVC pipe cut in half for a splint. Just be sure to use a lot of padding such a cotton and tape it up. Make sure you don't wrap it too tight and cut off the circulation. One thing to be aware of. When you do take the splint off, the broken leg will be smaller than the other leg because it has been splinted and not used. Don't worry. The leg will appear normal before long.
     

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