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Temperature 32.8C  is I believe approx. 92F she doesn't feel warm on swollen lower legs in front and lower and upper hind legs. She is still frisky inquisitive and feeding. Very strange . Appreciate your feedback . Cate💌

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Thanks for the update.  Could have been bitten or stung by an insect.  You could try somehing like children's benadyl to help with the swelling/reaction.  It is possible it is the start of joint ill and for that would need an injectable oxytetracycline such as LA200 given for 5 days.  Hard to know without seeing.  The fact the kid is eating and acting otherwise normally without pain or fever points more towards a reaction from a sting or insect bite.  You can treat with both though to cover for both.  Do you have any injectable antibiotics available to you?  Donna

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Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres

Expertise

All goat health care, nutrition, judging questions about all goats - packgoats, dairy goats, pygmy goats, meat goats, fleece goats.

Experience

27 years health care/nutrition of all types of goats, 17 years experience in packgoats, 20 years experience in 4H goat projects as leader, superintendent and judge. 20 years experience in putting on goat care/nutrition seminars.

Organizations
NAPgA, The Evergreen Packgoat Club, 4H, ADGA.

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Hobby Farm, many newspapers, 4H newsletters, Packgoat Manuals (youth and general), judging information pamphlets, seminar handouts about health care and nutrition.

Education/Credentials
4 years of college, ongoing education in goats.

Awards and Honors
Small Farm Award of Thurston County

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