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  • Joined Apr 2019
Lamb with weeping nose
« on: April 25, 2019, 07:41:51 am »
Hello.  I recently took on a newborn triplet lamb that wasn’t going to survive in the lambing pen and have been looking after it in our home.  No outdoor facilities.  She’s been doing well but at about 10 days old she had a red spot in her nostril which then burst and oozed a pus liquid?  The other nostril has done the same.  She’s now 18days old. Have been to the vets and said it might be Orf?  Looked up online and it’s horrible.  My lamb’s nose doesn’t look like that but it is something yuck.  Have been careful with hand washing and sterilising her bottle teat but worried about contamination in my house.  She has been going back to the farm to mix with the other lambs as she will be going to a friends hobby farm when she’s old enough.   Any useful advice please?


  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Lamb with weeping nose
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2019, 08:02:11 am »
Give us a fighting chance - pictures please!
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Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing


  • Joined Apr 2019
Re: Lamb with weeping nose
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2019, 08:25:51 pm »
Had to wait for extra pair of hands to take photos.  Treating it as Orf as needing to be careful of catching it!


  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: Lamb with weeping nose
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2019, 04:50:09 pm »
Does not look at the moment like orf , crusty  blocked nostrils seems to occur in lambs some years and not others


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