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Sheep has a problem standing up. his front legs will not

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sheep has a problem standing up. his front legs will not straighten out, but remain bent under him
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: yes no injuries or infections. we are having the problem with a few sheep
JA: The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the sheep's name and age?
Customer: no name weaning age 6 months
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about weaning?
Customer: no
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 9 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner, but can you tell me:

How long has he had this issue?

Any swelling or heat in the joints?

Do they feel stiff as you extend the leg?

Once extended, can he move them or walk on them?

Any fever?