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I have a 2 wk old baby goat that was reject by momma and was brought to me to live. started it on goat milk and ringers and is doing great. but, her sister born before her is more active and jumps around and she trys to follow. when she jumps or runs 1 to 2 hrs later after bottle and sleeping her left front knee is swallon. Once she rests more and I put cool gel on it for inflamtion she is good to go.
Could this swelling of the joint be a strain or possible Rickets starting?

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I would suspect joint I'll. do you know if her cord was dipped in iodine at birth? It could be injury. Is it warm? I would probably start her on procaine penicillin. If you want a vet to answer, there is a facebook page called goat vet corner that has volunteer vets to answer questions, FYI.

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Cheryl K. Smith

Expertise

Goat Health Care; basic goat management. Author of Goat Health Care (2009) and Raising Goats for Dummies (2010)

Experience

Publisher of Goat Health Care, www.goathealthcare.com. I have raised miniature dairy goats since 1998. I published Ruminations, the Nigerian Dwarf and Mini Dairy Goat magazine for 7 years and mentor other goat owners, as I was mentored for my first years.

Organizations
American Goat Society (AGS), The Miniature Goat Registry (TMGR)

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Raising Goats for Dummies (author) Goat Health Care (Editor and Author), Ruminations, Dairy Goat Journal, Issues in Law and Medicine, Topics in Health Records Management, Oregon Bar Bulletin, Midwifery Today, Countryside

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BS, Health Information Administration JD, Law

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