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Lamb with 7 legs born

A New Zealand lamb has been born with seven legs - two hang uselessly behind its two functional forelegs, and the animal has three functional hindlegs.

One of its rear legs has two hoofs, and it is hermaphroditic - both male and female. Missing a part of its bowel, veterinarian Steve Williams feels to keep it alive would be inhumane.

The lamb was born as a twin, but its sibling appears normal.



Full article at SMH



Photo of the seven legged lamb (Ovis aries) by "Susan Sandys, Ashburton Guardian" from the source article at SMH.

Lamb with 7 legs - Ovis aries

Posted by: admin on 02nd Aug 2007 12:33 AM
Updated by: admin on 02nd Aug 2007 12:33 AM
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lamb
Posted on: 2007-08-06 11:42:16   By: ubetucan
 
i dont like to put any animal down unless it is in pain
but i look in the animals face and i see confused so i would like to know can the lamb walk and feed and go to the bathroom on its own or is it dieing in its own waste because i think everything has a chance to go on

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Parasitic Twins
Posted on: 2007-08-08 13:38:59   By: Anonymous
 
I wonder if any of these parasitic twins felt it was inhumane that they were allowed to live

http://www.phreeque.com/parasitic_twins.html

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