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Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Lambs with no strength
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2019, 05:53:37 pm »
OK, so I spoke to the vet. He recommended an injection of vitamin E plus celinedion. Apparently that should help their hearts to go on     :coat: .
"All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once." -Terry Pratchett
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shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Argyll
Re: Lambs with no strength
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2019, 07:20:18 pm »
Are you sure he didn't say selenium   ,google keeps telling me celinedion is a Canadian singer  :innocent:

Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Lambs with no strength
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2019, 02:29:49 pm »
How are they today Womble?

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Lambs with no strength
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2019, 04:00:24 pm »
Are you sure he didn't say selenium   ,google keeps telling me celinedion is a Canadian singer  :innocent:


OK, I surrender! The phonecall was quite faint and I was all by myself. However, that's the way it is. Now a new day has come, the power of love has made me think twice; perhaps he did say selenium after all.

So, snapping back into serious mode for a second, they had the injection yesterday afternoon and now seem to be slowly making progress (thanks for asking, Penninehillbilly!). They can now stand unaided, but still need help to suckle. Luckily Mum is the patient sort, so hopefully we'll get there. Watch this space!
"All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once." -Terry Pratchett

DartmoorLiz

  • Joined Jan 2012
  • Devon
Re: Lambs with no strength
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2019, 05:42:39 pm »
Hi Womble, I read somewhere that lambs that have been oxygen deprived at birth might take a while to stand.  If you helped them both then I guess labour was prolonged (or else why intervene?) and if prolonged then O2 supply to the placenta and therefore to the lambs might have been low for some time.  Frightening words like hypoxic brain injury come to mind.


How are they now?
Never ever give up.

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Lambs with no strength
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2019, 11:40:33 am »
Hi Liz, Actually labour wasn't all that prolonged - I just happened to spot things weren't quite right, so intervened quickly rather than wait for things to get worse!


The good news is that both lambs are now up and sucking on their own, so I'm hopeful they'll now make a full recovery. Was it the vitamin E? we'll probably never know. But I think all's well that ends well :thumbsup: and we'll take what steps we can to prevent it from happening again.
"All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once." -Terry Pratchett

nessjw

  • Joined Jun 2010
Re: Lambs with no strength
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2019, 12:29:41 pm »

That's great news... :D


When going the extra mile pays of its good to hear.

 

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