Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System

Chapter 66 Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System

Lameness issues in sheep and goats are noticed mainly when the animals cannot move around to graze and feed efficiently. Some animals, however, are used as pack animals, and their soundness is important to their use. Most of the lameness problems in sheep and goats arise in the feet, with overgrown feet being the most common problem. Like other hooved animals, sheep and goats need regular hoof trimming (Fig. 66-1). Animals that are fed high-quality, high-protein diets and those that are not on hard ground with the opportunity to wear down their hooves are more likely to have hooves that become overgrown (Fig. 66-2).

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