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A 12-year-old 62-kg Finn-Shetland crossbreed ewe was euthanized (captive bolt followed by exsanguination from the carotid artery) because of the recent progression of a mammary mass. The ewe was from a small farm flock from which fleeces were harvested yearly. The ewe had not been bred or had any offspring for the past 5 years but was deemed by the owner to have been healthy, with a good appetite, activity level, and behavior. The flock was maintained on pasture (approx 2 acres with paster rotation) year-round, with the diet supplemented by corn and hay during the colder months of

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A 4-year-old 150.5-kg (331.1-lb) castrated male llama (Lama glama) was evaluated because of a 3-year history of an intermittent gait abnormality. The lameness became apparent during periods of prolonged exercise, such as during participation in a parade or during a packing event on the trail. Treatment with meloxicam (1 mg/kg [0.45 mg/lb], PO, q 72 h) yielded no improvement. The llama was vaccinated annually with a rabies vaccine and a Clostridium perfringens types C and D–tetanus toxoid vaccine. Anthelmintics were administered periodically on the basis of clinical signs, such as conjunctival pallor, body condition, and

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