lamb looses whole hind hoof!

Discussion in 'Sheep' started by Two Tracks, Apr 21, 2017 at 12:04 AM.

  1. Two Tracks

    Two Tracks Well-Known Member

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    Hi there, I'm getting a young ewe with lamb at her side, however; was informed that a couple days ago the lamb was found with some mud caked on his hind foot and was limping, the owner went to help the lamb with taking the mud off when his whole hoof came with it! I'm wondering if anyone has had this sort of thing happen and what was the protocol to save the lamb & hoof. Thank You
     
  2. Rectifier

    Rectifier Well-Known Member

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    The best thing to do is to not purchase such a pair. Call off the deal. I'm sure you did not agree to buy a lame lamb, and it will only ever be of little value.

    Something has gone horribly wrong with the hoof, best case, mechanical damage such as twine wrapping cutting off the blood flow or damage from frostbite (a little late for that) Worst case, it's footrot or another infection.

    Don't risk bringing footrot or scald to your farm, they are contagious and persistent and can destroy an entire sheep enterprise.
     
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