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Re: swollen knees

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Posted by Vicki McGaugh on August 23, 2001 at 17:04:49:

In Reply to: Re: swollen knees posted by Judy Corwin on August 23, 2001 at 16:38:11:

Get a blood test done now so you don't have to worry about it. Pare her feet back really short and look for any problems with her feet. Has she been ill recently? Pinkeye? Masitis? Pnemonia? Have any of this going on in your barn? Is there heat in the swoolen knees? Has there been a trauma at your place in the last several weeks? You say she could have had her foot hung, how long ago. Obviously I am fishing, stress brings on dormant CAE in a does blood stream, making her test positive but also become symptomatic if she is going to. She could also have mycoplama arthritis, which is usually "caught" from someone else or in the soil, though usually comes on first as mastitis or pinkeye. Foot rot and foot scald can also cause swelling in the knees since there isn't really anyplace in the foot to swell. Laminitis/founder also will cause tender, walking on eggshell hooves, usually caused by overfeeding grain, but I haven't see a doe knees swell from it. Vicki

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