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Posted: Monday 28 March, 2011

by Rosemary at 8:32pm in Sheep 1 comment Comments closed

Juno's two lambs are showing a condition called entropion. This is where the eyelid folds inwards so that the eyelashes rub on the eye. It's very uncomfortable for the lamb and I think it would probably go blind, if left untreated.

It was a problem when I worked on a farm 30 years ago - I believe it is hereditary. If it's not bad, it's quite easy to treat. You basically just squeeze the eyelids into the correct position and hopefully, they stay there. Sometimes it needs done a few times a day for a few days. The vet can also treat it if it is bad.

I've done Poppy and Pixie and the eyelids looked OK. I'll check them before bedtime and do them again if needed.

Luna's due to lamb today - it's her first time. I could see that her udder was quite swollen tonight, so I'll be surprised if she hasn't gone by morning.

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Simon

Tuesday 29 March, 2011 at 8:33am

In humans you can use tape as a temporary measure - not sure it would be so easy to stick on a furry face though!

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