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I had a lamb born today blind in his left eye and with shorter left legs than the right ones. He's hobbling around right now and nurses, but can they adapt to survive like this comfortably? Or is it better to just have him put down?
 

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It can adapt but it will always have problems.
How much shorter are the legs? What are your eventual plans for it?
 

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I built a stool that came out like that once..I just sawed the longer legs off a little to match the shorter ones....Does that help you out at all?
 

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Since not only are the left legs but the left eye is involved, I'm wondering if there are internal issues on the left side also.
Since you keep critters for life as pets, I'd take him to a vet to verify that there are no internal issues that could cause pain or problems, now or later.
 

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Well, 8 days have passed. Do you have an update for us on your lamb?

What you learned may help someone else in the future..
 
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Well, 8 days have passed. Do you have an update for us on your lamb?

What you learned may help someone else in the future..
Well, 8 days have passed. Do you have an update for us on your lamb?

What you learned may help someone else in the future..
He's figured out how to stand and walk some, he always lifts the shorter hind leg though so he gets tired quickly. I'm bottle feeding him in a pen by himself and he seems healthy otherwise
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I suspect whatever is going on in that hip is what is causing the rear leg issues. If that can be corrected then he probably wouldn't be struggling as much.

Have you talked to a vet about this?
 

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So, is he still blind in his left eye as you stated in your original post??
 

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I'm pretty sure I've never seen a sidehill lamb before.
 
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