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    Praying sheep need more than divine intervention...causes and cures explained!

    Many lame sheep adopt a prostrate “praying” posture when lame in a forelimb, or are forced to carry a lame limb. The severe pain leads to decreased mobility and feed intake and can predispose to conditions such as twin lamb disease when the ewe can’t take in enough energy to meet the demands of pregnancy.  Lame ewes won’t milk well for the same reason.

    Three main causes of lameness in sheep are 

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