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 Neck Issue in Old Alpaca
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Rosie238

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Posted - 04/24/2019 :  7:11:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My old alpaca, Duncan (19 years) has a severe neck issue. Over the winter he only kept his head up....now that it is Spring and he started to graze, he cannot lift his head back up. The vet gave him a general cortisone shot and although it perked him up, he still can't lift his head by himself. The vet said he has never given a shot between vertebrae and it would take a specialist to determine where to give the shot. It is difficult for me to euthanize this guy since he still has a lot of fight left in him. I plan to start him on a meloxicam regimen, but does anyone have any other ideas that may help Duncan? Thinking it may be a pinched nerve--he became a sway back in his old age. Thanks.....

SGHP
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