my scottish highland bull is constantly lying down and when he does get up it is a struggle for him...he is very slow and stiff when trying to get up and it is a very big effort. When he walks he is very stiff and limps.....he puts weight on the leg and foot but when he walks he kinda jerks (as a horse does when favouring a certain leg). I am very worried about him.
Dad is going to come out and look at him with me later today but I would appreciate any ideas on what is wrong and all....
Poor thing. Sounds like whatever it is, its causing him a lot of pain and also contributing to some secondary damage. I think it might be a good idea to get a vet out to him, if it is arthritis they can prescribe an anti inflamitary to kill the pain.
he's about 6 or 7 years old at the moment....getting towards the end. My step mum said that bulls don't tend to live very long as they are so big and heavy and this puts a lot of stress on their organs.
It is possible to get a vet out.....i'll talk to dad about it.
Yeah...poor thing....poor old (young really) fella!