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  • Joined Apr 2016
bum lamb stopped walking
« on: April 10, 2016, 11:43:05 pm »
My kids have a bum lamb project that has taken on a life of its own!  But that probably for another forum :) 

they have a bum that weighs about 20lbs that suddenly stopped using its front legs.  Looks like a little kangaroo walking on its hind legs but mostly just lays around.  today is day 3 of this and he's not drinking aso well as he was.  All of the rest are doing well, gaining weight and the bigger ones are eating pellets already. 

anyone else ever run into this?

Jukes Mum

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • North Yorkshire
Re: bum lamb stopped walking
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2016, 11:00:27 am »
What has your vet advised?
Don’t Monkey With Another Monkey’s Monkey

Old Shep

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • North Yorkshire
Re: bum lamb stopped walking
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2016, 12:59:14 pm »
Could be joint ill and needs anti biotics asap, otherwise it will compromise the recovery.  Vets  :thumbsup:
Helen - (used to be just Shep).  Gordon Setters, Border Collies and chief lambing assistant to BigBennyShep.


  • Joined Apr 2016
Re: bum lamb stopped walking
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2016, 11:48:17 pm »
The antibiotics were started on about the second day per the vet but the issue went from one front leg to the second.  We'll keep up on the antibiotics and keep you posted.  Thanks!


  • Joined Feb 2010
Re: bum lamb stopped walking
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2016, 12:17:21 am »
Ask if he's given synolux.


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