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  • Joined Aug 2015
Sore patch on ram
« on: August 26, 2017, 05:25:51 pm »
My ram lamb ( Dec born) has a sore patch underneath on his chest where he lies down, l've see it as a roughened place on the ewes. I have put some Engemycin spray on and he covered by clik but it seems to bother him i.e.
Any ideas how I can improve it or why he has it. He is in good condition (3-3.5) and I plan to put him in with the ewes mid October. He is with the younger ram lambs, I have just started giving them a little extra to eat and a mole valley feet and fertility tub.

Marches Farmer

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Herefordshire
Re: Sore patch on ram
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2017, 04:36:43 pm »
Is it just bare skin or sore looking?  Is one of the ewes his dam?  If so, poor fleece in this area may be inherited.  If it's clean you could try a plastic wound spray to protect the skin from getting damp, which would make it soft and more liable to being compromised.


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