Lamb with severely curved spine

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Glad to hear it! Good luck with her - and if possible please keep us informed. Maybe we can all learn something from your experience.
I contacted another person who had a similar issue, and they said that with theirs, the spine straightened over time. I wonder though if we could have some sort of back brace to keep her spine straight while she grows? Idk just a thought.
 

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Maybe you need to get her owner to give her to you. Everything is just speculation because she is not yours.

She can never be bred, if she survives this. That might be a good point to tell her owners. She will have health complications and can only be a pet and nothing more.
 

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Glad to hear it! Good luck with her - and if possible please keep us informed. Maybe we can all learn something from your experience.
I contacted another person who had a similar issue, and they said that with theirs, the spine straightened over time. I wonder though if we could have some sort of back brace to keep her spine straight while she grows? Idk just a thought.
 

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Maybe you need to get her owner to give her to you. Everything is just speculation because she is not yours.

She can never be bred, if she survives this. That might be a good point to tell her owners. She will have health complications and can only be a pet and nothing more.
I’m intending on trying to convince them to let me have her, but ultimately if they decide that they want to keep her then I can’t do much. Although, I highly doubt that they will since her color and pattern isn’t phenomenal, especially compared to her twin brother.

Chances are that’s the case, but if it is congenital selenium deficiency, she should be fine to breed. I’ll probably have to wait for the vet visit to see.

On a lighter note, It seems like her spine is starting to straighten. I can’t post pictures right now, but I will soon.
 

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Are they aware of her problem?
Yes they do. We let them know immediately. They were the fist person to suggest a selenium deficit, after which we asked a couple of sheep friends and they all said something similar.

Here are the pictures! (First one’s are more recent) she’s gotten to the point where she can drink 6oz each sitting, which I think is the most I’ve ever had a bottle baby take at this stage. We’ve named her juniper, and she is officially ours.
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I thought there was no hope for her. She was the human equivalent of life in a wheelchair. Amazing!
 

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