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I have a goat that got some mild burns a her belly and hind…

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Hi Pearl, I have...

Hi Pearl, I have a goat that got some mild burns a long her belly and hind legs in a grass fire. She had a scratch on the inside of one leg as well, its been 2 weeks and she's acted fine until yesterday she started limping on the back leg, not wanting to put weight on it. She is still moving around, eating, going to the bathroom, and otherwise acting normal.Her legs feel stiff compared to her front legs.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?

Her foot looks fine but her leg has the scratch. Its not an open wound. It never bled etc. Just kind of a scrape

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the goat's name?

Marshellow

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Marshellow?

She is 2 months along preggers. She eats pelleted food, hey, and has a mineral block.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Large Animal Veterinary
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Large Animal Vet: Dan C., DVM, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Good afternoon, and thanks for your question.

I'm sorry to hear about your Marxhmellow's current lameness problem (and I'm also glad to hear she survived the fire!). I have a few questions I need to ask, so I can get a better idea of what's causing her limping.

1): How old is Marshmellow?

2): Is she limping on the leg that as the scratch?

3): Is she bearing any weight on the affected leg, or is she dragging it?

4): Is it possible for you to take her temperature?

5): Has she had her hooves trimmed recently?

Thanks, ***** *****'m looking forward to hearing from you.

-Dan C., DVM

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Large Animal Vet: Dan C., DVM, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Hello! Just checking to see if you received my response.

-Dan C., DVM

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