I have a male lamb that was banded just before I got him ,about 2 1/2 weeks ago.He is starting to lay down a lot,though he'll get up,and seems to just feel cruddy. I think I would too! The two male goats I'll be getting are going to be banded also.It seems that's what is done around here.I'm a novice. Can anyone share the behavior of goats and sheep while we wait for the darn things to fall off? The lamb has never let me very close to him so I can't get a good look.He is still intact,though. I'm assuming it hurts,but how can I tell if it's infected?