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        02-22-2012, 11:54 PM
    Exactly, it's losing wieght by the day. She needs to get it on some good feed for about a week and then, sadly, end it. Preferably on a Friday so you can have a nice weekend bar-b-que.
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        02-22-2012, 11:55 PM
    Hey, they might not like goat meat. I don't.

    I'm sure there is some Mexican family closeby that would love to have it though.
        02-23-2012, 12:00 AM
    That's why I posted the recipe. It sounds delicious!
        02-23-2012, 12:05 AM
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    Originally Posted by shandasue    
    we DID have a vet out, she's not big on goats, but she's our only choise. It was only bad cuts and she told dad what to buy for him and he can stand on it now, the cuts just have to finish healing. Now his stiff front legs are the problem and we can't afford to have the vet out agian and I don't think that's really a huge need for a vet. I just want an idea to get his legs un-stiff. Thanks.
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    It is true, some vets rarely take care of goats and do not understand the needs of a goat because they are not like dogs, cats, or horses.
    My vets did not until I forced them to learn.

    Unfortunately you can't just "un-stiff" the front legs. Typically it is a sign of something greater going on that you probably will not be able to help or fix.
    I'm going to PM you some info on goats and hopefully you will be able to find something in them that could help you understand what is happening to your goat's non-injured legs. Maybe your vet can help too if he/she has a better idea of what is causing it.
    You think what is happening in the front legs is not a big deal, but is it.
    I'm just trying to help, there will be no insults in the PM.
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        02-23-2012, 12:11 AM
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    Good for you Lockwood for trying to help. The rest of you are going beyond "helpful" into the mean territory. No matter what, there's no reason to badger the OP in my opinion. Perhaps I'm viewing it with mothers eyes, but really?
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        02-23-2012, 12:36 AM
    Cakemom, would you still feel it was badgering if it had been a horse that had a leg get mangled and then was just allowed to lay there the entire time it healed? NO animal is designed to lay for days or weeks at a time; not horses, not cows, not dogs, not cats, not goats, not people. Laying around for extended periods of time is a death sentence.

    Pardon me for getting upset at them for not caring for an animal the way it should be cared for, even if it is a different species.

    I despise cattle, but if I had one that was down after an injury and either couldn't or wouldn't get up, I would either take the time and effort to find a dang vet that could fix the problem or I would shoot the silly thing and put it out of it's misery....and that would be for an animal that I see as nothing more than a walking hamburger! If it was an animal I cared about, they would have never been allowed to get to that point in the first place.
        02-23-2012, 12:40 AM
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    Yup, sure would, because it's a child. Do I think the parents deserve a severe reprimand? Yup.
    My suggestion to the OP, call the humane society from which the animal was adopted, be a bigger person and tell them what is going on and let them take care of the animal.
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        02-23-2012, 12:43 AM
    If this is an older goat, isn't the meat no good?
        02-23-2012, 07:44 AM
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    Yes shame on us for not beingwarm. And fuzzy about cruelty.....which is what this has become for this goat. Net he is glad the op and he family "saved" him
        02-23-2012, 05:46 PM
    Thankyou to the few people that gave me some useful advice.
    I do not mistreat or let any animal suffer. We are doing everything we can and will do whats best for him.
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