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  • Joined Dec 2011
Lame ram
« on: March 25, 2012, 06:13:09 pm »
My fabby stock ram Jasper, a pedigree Ryeland, has been permanently lame for a while now.  Some of mine do get footy every now and again and usually come sound, but Jasper hasn't.  He's got no sign of any foot problems and I'm wondering if one of the horses kicked him (he and his harem were in with them for a while over winter).

I've left off putting my other two rams in with him due to this, in case he can't fend them off.  If he doesn't come right should I have him PTS, or could he potentially still serve ewes?  He's been such a wonderful and lovely tempered ram, producing some cracking commercial lambs, I'd be very sorry to see him go.
1 horse, 2 ponies, 4 dogs, 2 Kune Kunes, a variety of sheep


  • Joined Jul 2008
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Re: Lame ram
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2012, 10:16:35 pm »
How old is he? I'm presuming that Jasper being a pedigree registered Ryeland was born and registered in the year of the flock book letter J.
Is he just lame on one or more legs and which legs i.e front or back.
Penybont Ryelands. Ystwyth Coloured Ryelands.  2 alpacas, 2 angora goats, 2 anglo nubian kids, 3golden retrievers a collie and a red fox labrador retriever, geese, ducks & chickens.


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