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I have a Blue Roen Heifer (about 3 years old),it appears that her right shoulder is dislocated. It seems to have happened right after she was breed..I'm not sure if that was the cause or not, don't know how else she could of done it. But nevertheless, what can I do to remedy the situation? She seems to be in pain when she walks. Any suggestion, would be appreciated. Jackie

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There is no actual joint on the shoulder of cattle. The front leg from the shoulder blade down is kind of held in place by muscles, it just hangs on the outside and has muscle from up above that covers it. kind of hard to explain. If there is a custom butcher have her/him show you the shoulder of a pig, deer, cow, goat, whatever. It is proably a sprain or stretched bruised muscle. Could happen running through a gate, getting smacked by another cow or kicked by a horse. The problem could also be further down the leg or even a foot injury. Unless it is a wound or something broken she should recover in time. If it's the foot it needs to be checked out. There are so many ills that can occur in the foot, foot rot, an injury, something wedged between the toes, etc.

dunmovin farms

> I have a Blue Roen Heifer (about 3
> years old),it appears that her
> right shoulder is dislocated. It
> seems to have happened right after
> she was breed..I'm not sure if
> that was the cause or not, don't
> know how else she could of done
> it. But nevertheless, what can I
> do to remedy the situation? She
> seems to be in pain when she
> walks. Any suggestion, would be
> appreciated. Jackie
 
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> There is no actual joint on the
> shoulder of cattle. The front leg
> from the shoulder blade down is
> kind of held in place by muscles,
> it just hangs on the outside and
> has muscle from up above that
> covers it. kind of hard to
> explain. If there is a custom
> butcher have her/him show you the
> shoulder of a pig, deer, cow,
> goat, whatever. It is proably a
> sprain or stretched bruised
> muscle. Could happen running
> through a gate, getting smacked by
> another cow or kicked by a horse.
> The problem could also be further
> down the leg or even a foot
> injury. Unless it is a wound or
> something broken she should
> recover in time. If it's the foot
> it needs to be checked out. There
> are so many ills that can occur in
> the foot, foot rot, an injury,
> something wedged between the toes,
> etc.

> dunmovin farms Thanks for the info, we do have horses, so maybe she did get kicked. Also, didn't realize they didn't have a joint there. Guess you can tell that we're new at this. Again, Thank you. Jackie

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Correction! There is a shoulder joint, but the scapula is attached to the body by a muscle sling. This is called a synsarcoidial joint. There is most definitely a shoulder joint where the humerus attaches to the scapula. Dislocations can occur in this area but are uncommon. The joint will be visibly abnormal, non-weightbearing to very slightly weightbearing. Without replacement back into the joint, the animal will be permanently lame. It is far more likely a torn joint capsule, however. Ask your vet! Good Luck V

> There is no actual joint on the
> shoulder of cattle. The front leg
> from the shoulder blade down is
> kind of held in place by muscles,
> it just hangs on the outside and
> has muscle from up above that
> covers it. kind of hard to
> explain. If there is a custom
> butcher have her/him show you the
> shoulder of a pig, deer, cow,
> goat, whatever. It is proably a
> sprain or stretched bruised
> muscle. Could happen running
> through a gate, getting smacked by
> another cow or kicked by a horse.
> The problem could also be further
> down the leg or even a foot
> injury. Unless it is a wound or
> something broken she should
> recover in time. If it's the foot
> it needs to be checked out. There
> are so many ills that can occur in
> the foot, foot rot, an injury,
> something wedged between the toes,
> etc.

> dunmovin farms
 
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> Correction! There is a shoulder
> joint, but the scapula is attached
> to the body by a muscle sling.
> This is called a synsarcoidial
> joint. There is most definitely a
> shoulder joint where the humerus
> attaches to the scapula.
> Dislocations can occur in this
> area but are uncommon. The joint
> will be visibly abnormal,
> non-weightbearing to very slightly
> weightbearing. Without replacement
> back into the joint, the animal
> will be permanently lame. It is
> far more likely a torn joint
> capsule, however. Ask your vet!
> Good Luck V Vicki, How does a person put the shoulder joint back into place? It's her right leg that she favors, it's almost like she has to swing her leg around in front of her so that she can put any weight on it to walk, it does, however, seem to be getting better. If it is a torn joint capsule, does this heal on its own? Jackie

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