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patrickr

  • Joined Apr 2022
Swollen gums / lip. 3 week lamb
« on: May 06, 2024, 10:03:33 pm »

Hi

I have a 3 week old ram lamb (Shetland) with what looks like a swollen lip or swollen gums.  He's showing 2 teeth.  I'm wondering what this might be?  I'm hoping not orf.  Could it be anything to do with teething?  Or a sting?  No other lambs showing similar symptoms at the moment.

Thanks

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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
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Re: Swollen gums / lip. 3 week lamb
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2024, 09:51:53 pm »
I've noticed plenty of bumble bees staggering around at ground level looking for the entrance to their burrows, so there's the opportunity for a sting.  If it was a bee you would see the sting still in place
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patrickr

  • Joined Apr 2022
Re: Swollen gums / lip. 3 week lamb
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2024, 12:49:22 pm »
Hi

Yes, I have too.  It could be that......  Thanks for the thought....
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