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|smokeyjoe||Posted 02/07/12 08:26PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|The other evening after school I went to feed my lambs and my weather was limping. What should I do|
|Gamel||Posted 02/07/12 08:33PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Well you should have your local FFA advisor look at it but it could be:
Stepped on a nail
A Boil on its shoulder
String around hoof
Needs a hoof trim
Thats all i can think of but seriously get an experienced person look at it.
|smokeyjoe||Posted 02/07/12 08:37PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Ok I'll so thaat. Thanks
|Shoein||Posted 02/08/12 09:47AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|I would suggest feeling the joints and making sure that none are hot. My first suggestion would be a sprain. That would be the obvious for me. Things such as boils and hoof rot and strings are way too visible. I assume that your pens are clear of debris?
If it is a sprain, the only thing that will fix it is time. If weather permits, a good cool water soak on the joint affected will help with inflamation.
|smokeyjoe||Posted 02/14/12 08:19PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|I found out it was a small case of foot rot. I got this medicen called "Hoof N Heel" it works really well. I started to put it on him Saturday, and he is not limping any more. If your lamb, or sheep gets hoof or foot rot this is the thing to get.
|KnittyCat||Posted 02/15/12 01:36AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Smokey, double check that your pen has good drainage. Sometimes they get a nick or cut somewhere in the hoof and a pathogen gets introduced and grows. But if your pain has places with standing water or mud puddles that aren't drying up, that is a good breeding ground for crud too.|
|Snowalls||Posted 05/14/12 06:10AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Why the heck do people always say |
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