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Broken leg, long story

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Posted by Dalice on August 11, 2002 at 06:24:41:

Do you guys remember the little boer cross that Jeffie was putting over the fence and got his leg broken? It was a compound fracture(bone through the skin) and the vet recommended putting him down due to the poor healing that goats have with these types of injuries. Well Jeffie has hardly gotten over this when what happened Friday night? His favorite bottle baby, Marshall, a 6 week old Nubian buck, was playing around and broke his leg. We didn't see how it happened, just found him with his front leg in an S shape. It had just happened and I felt the leg and about threw up when I felt bone sticking out through the skin. We rushed him up to the vet, praying all the way, and she said by the time we got him there the bone had gone back into the skin, which was an optimistic sign. She put him under anesthesia and straightened and casted his leg. He is on antibiotics bid and a cast for four weeks. Our vet says he has better chances, but still not promising us complete recovery. Please remember Jeffie and Marshall in your prayers. I will keep you posted on his progress. Dalice

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