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ScotsGirl

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • Wiltshire
Lamb with swollen bottom
« on: July 18, 2012, 09:57:04 PM »
I have a late lamb which started scouring approx 10 days ago.  I dagged all lambs last weekend, heptavac'd and wormed the late lamb but I noticed the skin all round her bum was really swollen.  No sign of redness, heat or breakdown in tissue so I am putting it down to irritation from the scour. Her poo seemed firmer today but I am concerned if it keeps swelling she won't be able to poo.
 
Has anyone come across this before and know what I should do? Only time I have seen similar is in ewes who have had assisted births.

Mallows Flock

  • Joined Apr 2012
  • Shepton mallet
    • Somerset Pet Sitting and Dog Walking
Re: Lamb with swollen bottom
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2012, 10:44:58 PM »
Thankfully I have NEVER come across this so I really hope someone else who has reads this and can give you some good advice.
Fingers crossed for you x x x  :fc:
Lisa x
From 3 to 30 and still flocking up!

Mallows Flock

  • Joined Apr 2012
  • Shepton mallet
    • Somerset Pet Sitting and Dog Walking
Re: Lamb with swollen bottom
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2012, 08:27:43 PM »
Did you find out what this was, hunny????
From 3 to 30 and still flocking up!

ScotsGirl

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • Wiltshire
Re: Lamb with swollen bottom
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2012, 11:44:22 AM »
No, I must phone vet on Monday and ask.  She seems perfectly happy and at least since I dagged her there is no poo sticking to her.  Unfortunately lush grass is making several of them a bit loose. 
 
Will post vet's comments once I speak to them. Just praying no flystrike now the sun has come out.

 

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