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  • Joined Nov 2010
limping lambs
« on: May 07, 2012, 10:02:54 pm »
hi i am looking for advice i have two lambs that are limping i have been spraying there feet with antibiotic spray does not seem to be clearing up what should i do next


  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: limping lambs
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012, 10:08:32 pm »
My dad said he'd sprayed more lambs' feet for scald this year than he could remember!

What did you see when you looked at them? Were they a bit soft and maybe pink between the two bits of hoof? Or sore where the hoof meets the leg, at the top?

How old are your lambs? Did their feet need trimming? What's the weather been like? (sorry, loads of questions, just helps to understand why it's going on)


  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: limping lambs
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 02:04:05 am »
Scald looks wet, angry pink, can be a bit smelly.  If between the toes is dry and soft pink or white, they don't have scald.  There's little point spraying antiobiotics if there's no sign of infection.

Are any of the joints thickened or stiff?

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