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I have had several sheep die suddenly over the past several
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I work at a not for profit animal shelter in upstate NY that
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I have a sheep down. We found it down during a heavy snow (4
I have a sheep down. We found it down during a heavy snow (4 ft in 24 hours). It was panting rapidly. Once we got it into the barn and on its sternum, it's breathing returned to normal. It's ears are … read more
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I have recently obtained 2 sheep for a paddock to keep the grass down. they are both wethers, one older by 1 year. I am concearned about the older, more dominant sheep as it is stomping it's hind leg … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a Soay Ewe, about 45 pounds that has developed knocked
I have a Soay Ewe, about 45 pounds that has developed knocked knees on its forelegs. She is not quite one year old, and I really never noticed them until about 1 month ago. I was wondering if this con… read more
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We are calving and have quite a few calves born with what I
We are calving and have quite a few calves born with what I call the "knuckled over" problem. Their ankle joints are locked into the calf not being able to walk on his hooves. We have had a calf here … read more
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I have lambs that have weak or paralyzed legs. They are about
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I have a 7 month old ewe lamb who has very swollen knees and
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I have a 3 week old lamb - very healthy and strong, except it was born with its front feet turned in. She walked the first few days on her ankles. I used PVC pipe split in half to make splints. Taped … read more
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