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    Controlling lame sheep on boggy ground

    Any tips to help store lambs on boggy ground? Some are fine, others cant seem to get them back. Would foot bath more but have no where dry for them to stand without trailing them back to the yard. Do not want to jab as withdrawal too long. Can't move them on to better ground. Thankyou

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    Re: Controlling lame sheep on boggy ground

    Lame sheep will not fatten they tend to lose weight. Therefore not treating due to withdrawal times is a false economy. Make sure that you know what you are treating for even if it means transporting an offender to the vets for a look see.

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    Re: Controlling lame sheep on boggy ground

    Quote Originally Posted by Barney View Post
    Lame sheep will not fatten they tend to lose weight. Therefore not treating due to withdrawal times is a false economy. Make sure that you know what you are treating for even if it means transporting an offender to the vets for a look see.
    That's the best advice
    Don't itch for something if you're not prepared to scratch for it.

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    Re: Controlling lame sheep on boggy ground

    At a risk of being shot down in flames! I use straight Neem Oil(stinks to high heaven and needs to be kept warm or it solidifies) as an antiseptic/anti bacterial and have found it excellent for lameness - and it's not too expensive - was also very good in the summer when a lamb started with fly strike,mixed Neem with Cider Vinegar and warm water and poured it down the centre back - maggots rapidly decamped.

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    Re: Controlling lame sheep on boggy ground

    Thanks everyone. Thoughts on lime in gateways etc?

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