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Case Study Case Rep. 2012; 2(3): 53-57

Overgrown horns in a Balami breed of sheep in Nigeria

Pwaveno Huladeino Bamaiyi; Usman Aliyu Turaki.

A Balami breed of sheep in Maiduguri, Nigeria with an overgrown horn that penetrated into the muscles deep around the mandibular bone near the neck region was surgical treated. The horn was removed with manual restraint, the wound was sutured with non-absorbable suture and antibiotic administered against bacterial infection intramuscularly and topically. The animal recovered within three weeks. Good husbandry practise of dehorning sheep with long horns at appropriate intervals is recommended for farmers with such breeds of sheep that are prone to having long and twisted horns.

Key words: Over grown;Horns;Traumatic injury;wound;Balami sheep;Nigeria

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