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Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Lameness with no obvious cause
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2017, 03:47:10 pm »
So your sheep is called Bonnie? Of all the names, my lame goat is called Bonnie !
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Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Lameness with no obvious cause
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2017, 04:49:48 pm »
Aha! So if I just rename her, the problem will go away?  Fantastic!  :thumbsup:
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Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Lameness with no obvious cause
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2017, 07:26:40 pm »
Aha! So if I just rename her, the problem will go away?  Fantastic!  :thumbsup:
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TheSmilingSheep

  • Joined May 2013
Re: Lameness with no obvious cause
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2017, 09:34:17 am »
This thread is EXACTLY the sort of thing I need to read on a Sunday morning, when our sick chicken is not recovering and our washing machine is not working, and if I don't cover the currant bushes immediately I'll lose the fruit to the birds and the 'to do' list is already continuing onto the back of the paper....
so thank you!
Edited to add that of course I realise that if I spent LESS time on Tas and more time being industrious then my to do list would be considerably shorter  :coat:
« Last Edit: July 02, 2017, 09:36:09 am by TheSmilingSheep »

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Lameness with no obvious cause
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2017, 04:11:28 pm »
She's ten times better today - very nearly normal in fact.

Of course, one of the others has started limping for no apparent reason now. I think they're playing games with me TBH.
"All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once." -Terry Pratchett

moprabbit

  • Joined Oct 2011
  • North Notts
Re: Lameness with no obvious cause
« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2017, 02:33:18 pm »
Hi Womble! This sounds very similar to one of my girls.  She was very lame, no sign of anything. Had the vet out, she couldn't find anything.Wondered if it was arthritis. Some time later I noticed a horizontal crack just below the coronary band. I gave her Alamycin L.A. There was a small amount blood once as well. She seems OK now, but seems to lie down a lot more than the others. She's not lame though. I now use a zinc sulphate foot bath on a regular basis and spray her foot regularly with blue spray to prevent any infection.
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