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Livestock => Sheep => Topic started by: Mat-515 on May 16, 2015, 04:18:15 pm

Title: lame lamb
Post by: Mat-515 on May 16, 2015, 04:18:15 pm
Hi all, I have a 3 week old lamb which is holding up its front left limb.  Foot is clear and no infections, naval dried up and treated with iodine.  Gave metacam for pain and inflammation yesterday which lasts for 3 days but still holding it up.  She is not happy with it any ideas?? Ground is dry.
Title: Re: lame lamb
Post by: Hellybee on May 16, 2015, 07:52:29 pm
If there's no heat swelling in joints shes either twisted it hoolying about or have a look between her toes may be she's got a little scald off the grass.
Title: Re: lame lamb
Post by: Old Shep on May 17, 2015, 10:33:29 pm
yep look between and any pink bits  will be scald - treat all four hooves with terramycin sprayed between the toes.

Otherwise it may be joint ill - are any joints like the knee obviously swollen  If so Noraclav daily for 7 days,  Ring the vet if you thinks its this.
Title: Re: lame lamb
Post by: BigPeat on May 18, 2015, 11:17:20 am
Don't know if you read my post about lame lambs but sounds very like your one and vet is adamant that it is joint ill despite there being no swelling.  He prescribed Betamox, 1ml for 4 days.  Like you mine are all iodined, and they're given Spectam at birth but it's been a big problem this year.  Upside is that they do get better and although I've had lots of cases none have died so should be okay!