My name is Suzanne, this is my first time contacting the group.
I am looking for advice.
I have had goats for a number of years now but at present have only one female
called Faith. She has been with us for about 7 or 8 years. Just over a week ago she
was attacked by our donkey, she was heavily pregnant at the time and I feared she wouldn't recover.
We had fears for the baby also. She has been off her feet since. He bit her on the back, she fell and couldn't get up.
They always got on so well until now. We called the vet, no breaks, fetal heart OK. Antibiotics and pain relief. TLC +++, loads of apples carrots and porridge!
On Wednesday she gave birth to her little boy.
She previously had twin boys and prior to that a single girl.
However, she is still off her feet. She had a previous broken leg which she recovered from but the joint is fixed.
It was her front leg. The current problem is with her back legs.
Vet exam states no damage, but she is only just starting to move them. We have put the baby to her but she is not producing much milk, so we are supplementing with bottle. She is not enjoying feeding him!
Is there anything we can do to help improve her mobility? Anything to build her up?
I am meant to be away overnight on Wednesday, I really need to go!
Any helpful advice would be much appreciated.