Question My 18month old, boer goat doe, has pulled a muscle in her left front leg. Her limp is pretty bad. She is on rest, meaning I don't let her out of her pen to run. Is there anything else I should be doing for her? Are there any supplements I can give her? She is my goat most likely to hurt a leg. Thank you for your time
Answer Any swelling in leg? Any heat to the leg? Most of the time in goats this is not pulled muscles but more a sprain/strain. This happens with goats from jumping and playing and then stepping in a hole, etc. Glad you have her on rest/small pen. Would start her on aspirin at one 325 mg aspirin crushed and dissolved in a little hot water, cool and give orally. You could also give her arnica montana which is a homeopathic remedy for musculoskeletal trauma/injury. These are usually available at supplement/health stores - these are little pellets and a 150 pound goat would get 5 of these pellets orally once, then again in 2 hours, and then repeating tomorrow. It can take as long as 6 to 8 weeks for the goat to start walking on it normally. Hope this helps - let me know - Donna
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