Holly’s Kid

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Holly’s kid is almost entirely white.  She looks like a lamb.

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Holly is one of the few goats in our herd who isn’t tame.  She is nervous around us two-legged animals and because her kid is learning behavior from her mother, she is too now.

The poor little thing has been limping around on three legs the last few days.  She has an injured ankle but we haven’t been able to figure out exactly what’s wrong with it.   It’s not broken, nor particularly swollen.

We’re hoping she shakes it off.

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3 comments on “Holly’s Kid

  1. shoreacres says:

    The first things I thought of were a thorn or a pulled muscle or tendon – but good grief. I know nothing about goats and nothing about animal injuries, so that’s speaking from almost total ignorance. Diagnosis by analogy isn’t the smartest thing in the world. 😉

    On the other hand, I do know this. Animals often heal up just fine from mysterious injuries. I had a pigeon coming to my feeder who for weeks couldn’t stand on both feet. Eventually, I’d see her (him?) put the injured foot down, gingerly. Then the day came when I looked up and there (s)he was, happily having a bath in the water bowl, and using both legs just fine. With luck, the little kid will have the same sort of experience.

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    • Bill says:

      We checked for all the obvious causes. My current guess is that she was bitten by a snake (although there isn’t as much swelling as we’d expect) or the horse stepped on her ankle (though it doesn’t appear to be broken). We’ve had them go lame like this then shake it off after a few days. Hoping she will too.

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  2. Bob Braxton says:

    could try to laminate

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