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    lame ram

    Have got a lame ram which I initially treated with alymycin then after a no improvement penicillin. After several days with no improvement took down to vet who has prescribed 7 day course of Tylan, She said it was a deep joint infection and suggested if the tylan doesn't work he will probably have to have one of the cleats removed.There is swelling above the cleats but no infection broken through. Has anyone had this done? are they pretty much ruined and only fit for slaughter?

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    Re: lame ram

    It's sometimes done with cattle and they will usually manage much better, at least for a while - but the other half will be getting more stress and not something you'd want to keep longer term if he was fit enough to get away.

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    Re: lame ram

    Front legs carry more weight than the back ones so long term outlook is far better if it is a back foot.

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    Re: lame ram

    Quote Originally Posted by Barney View Post
    Front legs carry more weight than the back ones so long term outlook is far better if it is a back foot.

    Thanks for the reply's

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