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bugsym00

  • Joined Apr 2015
Lamb not using back legs
« on: March 30, 2016, 11:31:10 am »
I have a 10 day old lamb who started to limp yesterday ago though it might be joint ill so had shot of penstrep today. He is now not using either back leg now hasn't had injury himself not sure what else to do. He is orphan so at home with another lamb and is not taking bottle well either now

Hellybee

  • Joined Feb 2010
    • www.blaengwawrponies.co.uk
Re: Lamb not using back legs
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2016, 12:27:34 pm »
Take to the vet Hun xx

fsmnutter

  • Joined Oct 2012
  • Fettercairn, Aberdeenshire
Re: Lamb not using back legs
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2016, 01:48:32 pm »
Vet. May be selenium or copper deficiency, selenium can be supplemented at this time, but copper deficiency will have been in the womb when took effect and euthanasia would be best option.
Could also be spinal abscess, which can be a follow on from joint ill, which usually needs strong antibiotics and steroids to have any chance of recovery.
Hope you can get him fixed up or put out his misery.  :hugsheep:

 

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