Riddlesden Jacobs

A site about a West Yorkshire flock of Jacob Sheep

Ram Lamb Recovery

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I thought you might like to know how the ram lamb that was attacked by a dog back in December is getting on. Well, he is doing fine. When we left for our holiday we weren’t sure whether he would ever really put his foot down properly. He was still ‘knuckling’ on it but he seemed quite happy in himself and was moving round the field fine – he can hop. We just decided that as long as he wasn’t in pain we’d just see how he got on.

When we got back he was using his leg almost normally. He was putting his foot down properly and was putting weight on it. Every now and again he would still bend it over – a bit like a human rolling our ankles in a way but he wasn’t lifting it up or hopping on his other three legs.

I was watching him today as he came running up the field and he was running normally and was keeping up with the other two. When he was at the feeding trough I also got the chance to look at where the bite wounds were and everything has healed well as far as I could see. I haven’t got any good new photos of him but here you can see that he is standing normally and you can also just see the tufts of wool around where he was grabbed – that’s going to take some time to fully grow back!

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I think we call that a lucky escape. Oh and we are now ready to sell him and the other two ram lambs if anyone is interested. Some of his sisters (full and half sisters) are also ready for new homes if anyone is looking to add to their flock or start a new one.

Author: Jess Guth

Dr Jess Guth is a Senior Lecturer in Law. She blogs at jessguth.com She also doesn't really run - reallynotarunner.com

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