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Thank you for your question.
I have a few questions for you.
How many days had she had her hind leg problem?
Is she eating and drinking normally?
Are her bowel movements normal?
Do you see any cloudy nasal discharge?
I got her yesterday from a friend. Apprently she has had the problem since birth, nurse fine from mama in the beginning but then slowly got weaker until they decided to remove her from her mom because she obviously wasn't getting enough. She nurses from a bottle great! Haven't had a problem at all there. She has round hard stools and is peeing just fine. She did have cloudy nasal discharge yesterday but not much. Today it is much clearer. I'm just trying to figure out if I can help her out. Poor thing is a sweetheart and tries SO hard to get up but just struggles all while breathing hard and panting. It's almost like it hurts her to try to get up.
Only when she tries to rise
Her temperature is normal, she nurses well and her breathing becomes labored only when she struggles to rise. This rules out a respiratory infection.
Selenium deficiency is always a possibility in kids with muscle problems. The BO-SE you have given addresses the possible selenium problem.
There is a possibility that she has inflammation or swelling around the nerves of her hind limbs. This could have occured during her birth. An injection of the antiinflammatory drug flunixin (Banamine or Prevail) may be helpful in this case. One mL per 10 pounds once daily for three days may be helpful.
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