Keywords: Abscess, clinical management, goat, hoof lameness 1. Other conditions such as scabby mouth (orf virus) and selenium deficiency may be unlikely causes of lameness in sheep and goats. So, this morning our LaMancha was limping pretty bad on her front foot. If the limping goat is a young kid or an adult, several possibilities exist that could cause it to limp: (1) Hoof rot or hoof scald; (2) Laminitis-Founder; (3) Injured by an animal, person, or another goat; (4) Injured from getting caught in a fixed object, like fencing or other materials that should not have been left out for goats to access; Definition and Epidemiology: Laminitis can be caused by consumption of grain, toxemia, or severe infection. The most common cause of laminitis is from excessive intake of grain which can lead to rumenal acidosis. As in most other farm animals, the majority of cases of lameness in goats involve the foot. Lameness/ Laminitis in sheep and goats. FMD (Foot & Mouth Disease) Signs: vesicles & ulcers in interdigital spaces, lameness Treatment: Streptopenicilllin, wash with 1% solution of potassium permanganate, apply glycerin on affected areas Prevention: Raksha FMD every 6 months – Sept/Oct and March/April. The farm was advised to have good compliance of herd health program to prevent recurrence of this condition due to poor hoof care and poor pen sanitation. Another easy solution to try is No Thrush hoof treatment.This product was design to treat thrush but it is also effective for treating rot, scratches, and fungus. Orf/contagious ecthyma/mawa: Signs: pustular dermatitis, negligible mortality, more prevalent in goats. As with many disorders and disease conditions, early detection is key for successful treatment. Laminitis (Founder) Laminitis, also often called founder, is a condition of the hoof, caused by incorrect feeding. However, the cornerstone of lameness prevention within a herd remains regular routine foot trimming. As well as overfeeding, acidosis can often occur from a quick grain rotation. Producers should work with their DVM to specify a treatment plan and to be sure to have a bottle of concentrated thiamine on hand at all times. Treatment involves systemic treatment with antibiotics. She was 100% fine last night. Introduction No obvious injury, swelling, or heat, and she's acting normal otherwise. a) Joint-ill usually occurs in Angora goat kids under a month old and results in the development of swollen joints, lameness and deaths.The fetlocks, knees, hocks, shoulders and … Treatment. Relocate the affected animal to a hospital pen and provide bedding and uninhibited trough access. If I had to guess I'd say anything wrong would have to be below her knee. Gas is a normal by-product of fermentation of food in the rumen that is usually released by belching. PEM is a common nutritional disorder in sheep and goats that commonly leads to mortality without intervention. Upon follow up visit a week post treatment, the affected limb showed advanced recovery with good healing. Radiography may prove useful in the investigation of lameness. Affected goats suffer from severe lameness. Goat bloat; Bloat occurs when a goat is unable to get rid of the buildup of gases in the rumen. Similar in cause and effect to laminitis and founder in equines, it is the result of too much high protein feed or grass – often damp, new grass – which causes the laminae in the hoof to break down, hence the name, ‘laminitis’.