Swollen knee

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by 2Sticks, May 2, 2008.

  1. 2Sticks

    2Sticks New Member

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    I have a buck that has a swollen right front knee. Here is his history:

    15 mo old buck . In a large pen with a wether.
    Came from a CAE Neg herd (I saw there test results again this year)
    Raised on CAE prevention.
    Has not left my property since I got him over a year ago.
    Right front knee swollen and hot to the touch.
    Has a little bit of a scab on it
    Not limping, eating good, looks fine
    Does a lot of browsing on the fence rows where there are some very big bushes

    Any ideas? What should I be doing for that knee? Could he have twisted it somehow?

    Tamera
     
  2. mill-valley

    mill-valley New Member

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    Could be a sprain, could be an infection. Have you taken his temperature? I would probably use banamine for sure, possibly antibiotics. Is the scab healing ok?
     

  3. whimmididdle

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    """"Has a little bit of a scab on it""""

    Sounds like he has a thorn or splinter stuck in there. ....could be a small snake bite I guess, but think it's probably a foreign particle that just didn't come out, and now is starting to become inflamed around that area.

    If it's a sticker, it probably won't get much better until you get it out.

    Whim
     
  4. 2Sticks

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    Thanks Mill-Valley & Whim,
    The scab is really more like a small layer of opaque skinn, not lake a scab from a wound. I do have 2 pallets in his enclosure that he lays on. Maybe a splinter has gotten in his knee. I'll have to investigate his knee closly.
    Thanks for the suggestions.

    Tamera
     
  5. Sondra

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    use Kaye's remedy in Goat 101 (dmso)
     
  6. NubianSoaps.com

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    CAE never has heat with the swellings. Sounds like an injury, and yes if he has an opaque spot maybe even an abcess. Look really closely at the back of his knee also make sure it didn't start with something benign like in runt and whizzing on the back of that knee. Vicki
     
  7. 2Sticks

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    Sondra & Vicki,
    Thank you for the help. I'll check his leg out really well and then ask what the next step should be.

    I appreciate all the help.

    Tamera

    P.S. Vicki,
    Everyone is settling in real well. Baby Daz doing great.
     
  8. NubianSoaps.com

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    Wonderful news Tamera! Vicki
     
  9. we had a buck develop an abscess in his knee once,it looked liek it started as a puncture wound. Our vet had us poultice his knee with DMSO and Furall mixed together to bring it to a head. We let it head up, then lanced and drained it, flushed the wound, etc. He was on Nuflor or Penn too, can't remember which.
    Becky