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  • Joined Apr 2011
broken horn on lamb- do I do anything?
« on: August 16, 2012, 07:43:02 am »
Good morning. Nice way to start the day with a lamb wrestling match. He's fairly tame too! His little horn has broken off (not completely- half way along).
I'm assuming it happened yesterday evening- I didn't see him but his mother had a bit of blood on her and I couldn't figure out why.
He's lively enough (headbutted me in the jaw) but it is still bleeding. I sprayed it with terramycin.
I hope that was right.
Does he need an antibiotic injection or anything?
Thanks, Joanne xxxx
« Last Edit: August 16, 2012, 07:57:23 am by JMB »


  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: broken horn on lamb- do I do anything?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2012, 07:56:33 am »
No, that's all I do with a lamb, spray them with Terramycin and wait for them to stop bleeding.


  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
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Re: broken horn on lamb- do I do anything?
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2012, 07:59:53 am »
If the bleeding is severe you can wrap cobwebs around, but this is usually only needed if the inner core is exposed.
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  • Joined May 2012
  • Llangurig , Mid Wales
Re: broken horn on lamb- do I do anything?
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2012, 09:40:23 am »
I have had this happen. Even if there seems a lot of blood at first it will stop. yes good advice with the terramycin spray.


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