limping goat?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by chickenmamalp, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. chickenmamalp

    chickenmamalp Chillin' With My Peeps

    We took over our little goat to get bred and noticed all the goats and sheep these people had were limping.
    I was so relucant to leave her but we drove along way so I let her stay.
    3 weeks later we pick her up and her hind leg seems hurt. She has a slight limp and holds her foot up.

    Can a disease be spread taht quick?

    They did have a couple od dogs and I wonder if they chase them?

    Don't know anything about hoof problems and thoughts?
     
  2. VioletBlueIvy

    VioletBlueIvy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you do your own hoof trimming? Was it wet in their yard?
    There is a great site for goats called goatwisdom, google it they have tons of great info, links and their own forum. Maybe the sister site to BYC here backyard herds could help too? I was going to check that out today actually....
     
  3. glenolam

    glenolam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How are her hoofs looking? Hoof Rot is contageous and if their goats had it and they didn't properly care for it, yours has it too.
     
  4. VioletBlueIvy

    VioletBlueIvy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why in the world would people bring a goat onto their property if they are having health issues? [​IMG]
     
  6. mekasmom

    mekasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've found that Pen doesn't do a whole lot for foot rot. LA-200 (tetracycline) does a much better job, and usually you can just treat once or twice. Zinc sulfate footbaths work well too. There's also a product on the market called Hoof N Heel that might be a better option if someone doesn't want to mess with foot baths.
     
  9. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, and if it is foot rot and you put her in with your other animals, they'll get it and she'll infect your ground. Put her in an isolated pen if you can, and one that you can sanitize is even better.
     

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