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Newtosheep

  • Joined Feb 2020
Sick lamb please help
« on: February 13, 2020, 05:23:51 am »
Hi, I have a bottle lamb 5 days old, she was drinking her milk really well, but I went out to feed the lambs to night, and she was just lying under the heat lamp, she ate really well at her last feed but I struggled to get 80ml I to her!.

She now is in the house as she had a temperature of 38.1 degrees. But she has hardly the energy to stand or move ????.

I warmed her up and gave her some honey under her tongue, I also do a enena on her with suscess, as I thought she may of had bloat,

Can u guys give me any ideas of what may be wrong, or any thing I can do to help her.

Many thanks  :sheep:
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twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Sick lamb please help
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 07:11:34 am »
Could be anything, lambs can go downhill very quickly so if you’re concerned I would ring the vet ASAP rather than wait for an Internet forum to come back with some stab in the dark guesses as to what could be wrong.

Newtosheep

  • Joined Feb 2020
Re: Sick lamb please help
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2020, 08:05:18 am »
Hi. Going to vets as soon as they open

bj_cardiff

  • Joined Feb 2017
  • Carmarthenshire
Re: Sick lamb please help
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2020, 03:12:56 pm »
how did you get on?

Newtosheep

  • Joined Feb 2020
Re: Sick lamb please help
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2020, 08:27:50 pm »
Hi. My lamb got 3 injections, she is a lot brighter now, vet was unsure what was wrong, she is still not sucking great, but getting 50ml every few hours  :thumbsup:

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Sick lamb please help
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2020, 09:56:54 pm »
Hi. My lamb got 3 injections, she is a lot brighter now, vet was unsure what was wrong, she is still not sucking great, but getting 50ml every few hours  :thumbsup:

Glad she is brighter and getting something.  You might find, now she is getting some, that she sucks better if you feed her less often.  Always a judgement call, balancing getting sustenance into them versus them being hungry enough to feed properly  ::)

You might also consider putting her on electrolytes instead of milk for 24 or even 48 hours - either Pfizer Scour Formula (PSF) or Rehydion or similar - as sometimes milk is a bit rich for them if they've been poorly.  I like Rehydion, as you can mix it with milk if you want, so you can reintroduce milk gradually once they seem properly perky and hungry again.
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Newtosheep

  • Joined Feb 2020
Re: Sick lamb please help
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2020, 10:54:00 am »
Thanks for the replies, she is back to normal now  :thumbsup: :trophy:

 

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