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I have a calf that has stiff legs, walks like frankenstein,
I have a calf that has stiff legs, walks like frankenstein, knocking her front two hocks together. She eats fine, just terribly stiff legged. Wondering if there is any supplements or injections availa… read more
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My4 year old boer cross female goat is acting as though her
My4 year old boer cross female goat is acting as though her limbs are stiff. She appears to have hiccups and is holding her head up at an odd angle as if it is stiff. She rocks slightly when standing … read more
Dr. Steve
Dr. Steve
Practicing Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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1st calf hef. aborted at 7 mths, two or three days later she
st calf hef. aborted at 7 mths, two or three days later she cant hardly walk on left front leg, acts like its in the shoulder. been giving l.a. 200. weeks later its in her back end cant hardly move ba… read more
Dr. Steve
Dr. Steve
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Doctoral Degree
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16 month heifer is down and cant get up. The leg muscles
16 month heifer is down and can't get up. The leg muscles are twitching. She can move her legs but can't seem to get them under her. She will eat miniscule amounts of sweet feed and only that. She doe… read more
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Dr Linda
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctoral Degree
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I live in southern Wisconsin (US). I have a pet female sheep
I live in southern Wisconsin (US). I have a pet female sheep about 6 years old who has been "out of it" for the past 5 days. Normally she's pretty energetic and comes when called or when I put out foo… read more
Dr. Steve
Dr. Steve
Practicing Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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I have a two week old dorper lamb that was fine this morning
I have a two week old dorper lamb that was fine this morning but about 5 oclock this evening he was laying on his side legs strait out stiff I got him up but he can barly walk if there is something on… read more
Dr. Matt
Dr. Matt
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a 9 month old Boer Wether Goat who was fine two days
I have a 9 month old Boer Wether Goat who was fine two days ago and then yesterday morning he was laying flat on the ground crying out terribly. His abdomen was bloated quite noticeably. We were able … read more
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JoanNortonVMD
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We have an eight month old miniature jersey calf that appears
We have an eight month old miniature jersey calf that appears to be walking on her back hoof tip toes. She occasionally falls back on her right hoof, but immediately gets back on her tip "toes". She d… read more
Dr. Todd
Dr. Todd
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
754 satisfied customers
lamb: month old..stiff..eats and drinks well and is alert.
i have a 2 month old lamb that was given to me because of his condition.his legs seem to be very stiff and he can't stand up unless i pick him up and place his feet.he eats and drinks well and is aler… read more
Dr. Steve
Dr. Steve
Practicing Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,779 satisfied customers
horses: runny..milk..good coastal grass hay...she is drinking water
ntry Doc.Her scours cleared up for two days...but are back... OKAY...The abcess (sp) seems to be doing fine...the proud flesh has come off and I am flushing it twice daily...putting swat around it and… read more
CountryDoc
CountryDoc
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
326 satisfied customers
goat: out and she walks very stiff on both front..eats..feed..lick
goat question: I have a 11 month old nigerian dwarf doeling that her front legs bend in at the knees instead of out and she walks very stiff on both front. This just started about 6 weeks ago. She has… read more
Dr. M.
Dr. M.
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Post-Doctoral Degree
133 satisfied customers
We have 7 month old heifer calf that we found in the mud with
We have 7 month old heifer calf that we found in the mud with stiff back legs and she cannot get up. The back legs cannot move at all. The calf was still nursing so we have been giving it bottles of e… read more
Dr. Kathy
Dr. Kathy
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
69 satisfied customers
Belgian: good health..his back leg almost falling down, he eats ok
I have a 5 year old gelding Belgian- Standardbred. Always has been good health.wormed every three months.Always running outside.This mourning he was standing by himself and when asked to move or walk … read more
CountryDoc
CountryDoc
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
326 satisfied customers
This morning I went to feed my 6 miniature belted galloways.
This morning I went to feed my 6 miniature belted galloway's. One of them (Elle) had her eyes almost swollen shut. She appeared to have half eaten grass hanging out of her mouth. She was acting funny … read more
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Dr. Todd
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
754 satisfied customers
We weaned 300 angus calves last friday, steers and heifers
We weaned 300 angus calves last friday, steers and heifers in separate pens. Feed ration the same as we have used for the last 10 years. 40% Native grass hay (mainly baltic rush) 40% potato straw sila… read more
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Michele Konnersman
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Doctoral Degree
38 satisfied customers
goat: my little..pasture when a friend didnt close the gate..attacked
my little goat Jenny is two years old. she strayed out of the pasture when a friend didn't close the gate. and three dog attacked her. one caused 4 k9 puncture wounds to the neck, the other cause two … read more
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KF Grich
Doctoral Degree
66 satisfied customers
six week old Alpine doe kid that is very lathargic...her teeth
I have a six week old Alpine doe kid that is very lathargic. She has a temperature of 105 degrees plus. She is grinding her teeth as if in pain. She has normal bowel and urine excretions. She has been… read more
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Dr. Todd
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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my pygmy goat is laying on her side, stiff legged with a slightly
my pygmy goat is laying on her side, stiff legged with a slightly distended abdomen (this is sometimes larger, sometimes smaller). when placed on her feet, she stumble runs a few feet he falls over on… read more
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CountryDoc
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Doctoral Degree
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