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farm38

  • Joined Mar 2020
Sudden Blindness in Ewe
« on: March 16, 2020, 09:43:09 pm »
I have a Ewe sheep that I thought was beginning with twin lamb decease as it seemed to be drunk and unsteady but I found later that it could not see although its eyes are clear and look normal. it is used to taking feed from my hand but I had to touch it on its nose so it new I was there, I then scooped some water in my hand which it drank so I lead it to the trough to have its fill. Normally it was always first to the Proven trough to get its nuts but the last two days it didn't come to the trough it's not due to lamb till the 23rd March So my question is have you come across this before and besides giving it individual  care have you any suggestions.
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shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: Sudden Blindness in Ewe
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2020, 09:29:12 am »
Speak to your vet

Bramham Wiltshire Horns

  • Joined Oct 2014
  • leeds
  • Bramham flock Wiltshire Horns
Re: Sudden Blindness in Ewe
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2020, 10:01:06 am »
have you checked the her Eye lids some times they turn inwards, or so it can on Lambs


Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Sudden Blindness in Ewe
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2020, 10:03:36 am »
CCN - she needs the vet and vit B injections asap.

shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: Sudden Blindness in Ewe
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2020, 10:22:14 am »
Make sure she is getting feed and water or she will develop twin lamb on top of her present problem

shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: Sudden Blindness in Ewe
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2020, 12:35:19 pm »
have you checked the her Eye lids some times they turn inwards, or so it can on Lambs
Please google ENTROPIA in lambs  ,they are born with it and it quickly develops

bj_cardiff

  • Joined Feb 2017
  • Carmarthenshire
Re: Sudden Blindness in Ewe
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2020, 03:46:55 pm »
I would of suspected Listeriosis, whatever it is/was I hope the vet saw the ewe. Let us know what it was and how it went! Hope she recovered!

Badger Nadgers

  • Joined Mar 2013
  • Derbyshire/North Staffs
  • Teeswater & Hebridean
Re: Sudden Blindness in Ewe
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2020, 08:26:24 pm »
TLD or listerosis most likely, outside chance of CCN.  Give it some propylene glycol in both cases, and some Pen & Strep if listeria, CCN needs B1. 

What's her head position - back (CCN), tilted to side (earinfection) or normal?  Are ears not level and any salivation (listeria)?

Any convulsions (CCN) or facial tremors (TLD)?


 

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