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Author Topic: Orf (again)  (Read 438 times)

tommytink

  • Joined Aug 2018
Orf (again)
« on: October 14, 2020, 07:34:25 pm »
Just checking - sheep could get orf any time as it’s a bacterial infection, right?!

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Orf (again)
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2020, 07:58:45 pm »
Yes, if it’s on your land it can rear it’s ugly head anytime. If you’re having big problems you can vaccinate but once you start you can’t stop.

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Orf (again)
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2020, 08:35:52 pm »
Just checking - sheep could get orf any time as it’s a bacterial infection, right?!


It's a virus, and therefore should be left to run its course. Secondary bacterial infection might need treating if bad, but I have never done it.

tommytink

  • Joined Aug 2018
Re: Orf (again)
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2020, 08:36:49 pm »
Thanks! Not a big problem touch wood, just noticed one of my ewe lambs a bit scabby either side of her nose, with one side breaking up slightly. Slathered in sudocrem and will keep an eye on her  :)

Backinwellies

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Re: Orf (again)
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2020, 07:58:58 am »
Thanks! Not a big problem touch wood,

touching wood could be the problem!  :innocent:
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Possum

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Somerset
Re: Orf (again)
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2020, 05:36:43 pm »
Anke is right. It is a viral infection and usually runs its course in 3-4 weeks. Unless it is present in suckling lambs it usually sorts itself out. Having said that, you can get a secondary bacterial infection. If you start to see swollen inflamed patches then Sudocreme can work quite well.

shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: Orf (again)
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2020, 10:25:03 am »
Bear in mind that HUMANS CAN BE AFFECTED by ORF  and many are,normally fingers but iv'e seen it on arms  and only once on a face ,not pleasant !

Talana

  • Joined Mar 2014
Re: Orf (again)
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2020, 06:34:51 pm »
denis brinicombe frobut tubbys stops orf and clears it. (frobut -orf tub backwards) If we notice eg. pet lambs getting orf put the tubs in.

Possum

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Somerset
Re: Orf (again)
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2020, 07:28:27 pm »
Good point Shep 53. Always wear gloves when dealing with Orf.

 

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