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Farm animal health
Elastic band injuries in cattle and sheep
  1. Sophie Aylett and
  2. Lara Robinson
  1. Meadows Farm Vets, Unit 1, Causeway Meadows Farm, Shaw Lane, Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove B60 4BH, e-mail: info@meadowsfarmvets.co.uk

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WE wish to report several cases of lameness associated with circumferential foreign body lesions around the distal limb of one cow and several sheep on separate holdings.

An adult cow had a one-month history of lameness in the right hindlimb, which was treated by the farmer but was unresponsive to a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and several courses of penicillin and oxytetracycline. On examination, a circumferential wound was evident 5 cm distal to the fetlock joint. The tissue surrounding …

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