This was a particularly interesting case seen by John at Hollin Rigg this week.
A 3-day-old lamb was suffering from a massive groin hernia which needed surgical fixation under general anaesthetic.
Although this procedure is not strictly economical – often farmers like to look after individual cases and spread the costs over all the lamb flock. We will do whatever we can to offer an economic solution to unusual cases such as these.
The cause of the hernia remains unknown, but we assume it had been present during development as there was very little bruising to be seen around the hernia site, ruling out recent trauma.