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Kid knuckling over

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by PotterWatch, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I'm just wondering if it is normal for a kid to appear that they are walking on their tiptoes. Both of my bucklings born a couple days ago look almost like they are knuckling over on their front hooves. It doesn't keep them from running around and being active, and it isn't all that bad, just wondering if there is something I need to do.
     
  2. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    BoSe injectable will help relax their tendons. It's just contracted tendons. Many times it will resolve on its own in a week or so...but not always.
     
  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I can only get BoSe from a vet right?
     
  4. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
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    Yes. If that is out of the question, you can try the gel available for horses. I've never used that...so cannot advise on dosage.
     
  5. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Thanks for the information. I will try calling our vet tomorrow and seeing if we can easily do it that way.
     
  6. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    I agree with Kate as it sounds like a selenium deficency and the Bo-se shot will help and also if you have any more does due soon I would get them shots also or a bottle if the vet will sell it to you.
     
  7. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    Quote:Valley Vet has BoSe gel for goats.
     

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