“If we could live happy and healthy lives without harming others… why wouldn’t we?”
A baby goat named Frostie who lives at Edgar’s Mission in Victoria, Australia, was born with joint-navel ill, a disease that affected the use of his back legs. Because the disease causes a build-up of toxins in the body, it’s especially important that Frostie be able to move. Luckily a custom cart that was made for his back legs, helps him to take his very first steps.
Joint navel ill is a disease that is seen in very young calves and kid goats and results from an infection entering the body via the umbilical cord soon after birth. The causes are often insufficient or poor quality colostrum (a mother’s immune building first milk) or a dirty and hygienic environment. And in Frostie’s case the bacteria had spread via his bloodstream and settled in the joints of his hind limbs -his joints becoming swollen, hot and painful and rendering him unable to use them. Necessity becoming the Mother of invention as we work to save and enrich the life of our newest little rescue , watch what happens next….
images via Edgar’s Mission
via Modern Farmer