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She is limping. Her hooves were trimmed a month ago. I think
She is limping. Her hooves were trimmed a month ago. I think she sprained it. Is there a way to tell a sprain from a break? She is putting pressure on it just a bit. What can I do ? This was done just… read more
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I have been raising goats years and am very familiar with
I have been raising goats for 30 years and am very familiar with foot rot, scald, abscesses and hoof issues with goats. However, I have a 4 year old nanny that is quite lame. She does not want to stan… read more
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Loretta, My sweet pot belly, Fancy, is 3 1/2 yrs old. She's
Hi Dr. Loretta, My sweet pot belly, Fancy, is 3 1/2 yrs old. She's been Limping for about 6 months but much worse in last few weeks. I will try the aspirin, she weighs 100 lbs. Just had her hooves tri… read more
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I have a pregnant 3-year-old Nigerian Dwarf goat who I think
I have a pregnant 3-year-old Nigerian Dwarf goat who I think may have laminitis. She cannot stand for long. Her hooves and area above are warm. She was lame on a front foot, then both front feet, and … read more
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About 2 weeks ago, my pregnant goat (due in May) had hair loss
About 2 weeks ago, my pregnant goat (due in May) had hair loss on its legs; it seemed to be chewing hair off its legs so i treated it for fungus with anti-fungal spray (OTS) and that seemed to work, b… read more
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My goat is lethargic, has a temp of 103, won't eat, and is
My goat is lethargic, has a temp of 103, won't eat, and is lame in RF. Looked at gums which are pink and moist but seems to have milky apperance to saliva, like yeast. Also has loose stool on coat und… read more
Dr. Loretta
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my 7 yr. old nubian goat has founder/ abnormal hoof growth.
my 7 yr. old nubian goat has founder/ abnormal hoof growth. Almost crippled. What to do and I need a person to trim twice a month in Petaluma/ santa rosa area… read more
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lying..lay..hay or grain only drink water and nibble organic apples
My boer doe who was pregnant with quads had been lying around moaning for days and just died..I am not sure why. Hoof trimming done 10 days ago revealed rot which was treated with copper sulfate and a… read more
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Dr. Todd
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
754 satisfied customers
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
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Dr. Todd
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I have a 5 year old female Nubian who has gradually quit walking
I have a 5 year old female Nubian who has gradually quit walking on one of her front legs. I have confirmed no foreign objects, no rot, and correctly trimmed hooves. I have tried to bend her leg out s… read more
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Dr. Todd
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My goat is lame. I have checked and checked her hoof. I smell
My goat is lame. I have checked and checked her hoof. I smell and see nothing, and there is no swelling, and the bones and joints do not appear out of place in any way. I have soaked it, applied hoof … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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We have a doe (boer goat) who delivered for the first time
We have a doe (boer goat) who delivered for the first time two days ago. She evidently went into labor during the night and my husband found her when he went to feed them that morning. Two little hoov… read more
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We have a large boar goat with hoof problems. We had the
We have a large boar goat with hoof problems. We had the vet here about a month ago and she gave the goat something either for pain or to calm her, and then with my husbands assistance trimmed and sha… read more
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Dr. Larson
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her appetite and become very lathargic in the past few days..She limps
I have a 4 year old sow who has lost her appetite and become very lathargic in the past few days. She limps when she does walk. I think there are two things wrong. One is that she needs to have her ho… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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when my goat puts weight on her back feet it appears that the
when my goat puts weight on her back feet it appears that the heal of the foot drops to the ground and the hooves seperate and rotate upward. can you tell me what this is. She has never had this befor… read more
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What is the best analgesic/antiinflammatory to give a goat
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goat: in a separate pen..thin and does not put on weight.
we have an old goat who has done something to her leg and will not put any weight on it at all. we have her in a separate pen. it is not broken but it has been over a week now. she is very thin and do… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi,Have picked up my 2 female goats 1 week ago after they had
Hi,Have picked up my 2 female goats 1 week ago after they had been away visiting a buck for six weeks. Now one is lethargic ,totally off food and coughing,head and tail drooping. Doesn't appear to hav… read more
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