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funkyfish

  • Joined Nov 2011
  • Devon
lameness problem
« on: March 19, 2014, 08:20:12 pm »
Just got back from a friends field as I went to help look at some lame sheep they are novice keepers. They have six Wiltshire horns. Four are very lame, two on three legs. Feet are fine not over grown no smell doesn't look like rot etc. Only found scabs on the heel and around the coronet band. Not infected looking but obviously very sore. They are on a dry field with short grass. Not seen this before.  Any ideas?
Old and rare breed Ducks, chickens, geese, sheep, guinea pigs, 3 dogs, 3 cats, husband and chicks brooding in the tv cabinate!

farmvet

  • Joined Feb 2014
Re: lameness problem
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2014, 10:11:03 pm »
Any pictures?  It sounds like CODD  contagious ovine digital dermatitis.
Hope its not foot & mouth!
« Last Edit: March 20, 2014, 10:28:41 pm by farmvet »

 

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