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Freddiesfarm

  • Joined Jan 2010
Re: lamb problem
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2011, 06:18:42 pm »
This topic has become quite revolting!!   ;D :D ;D

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tom1984

  • Joined Mar 2011
Re: lamb problem
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2011, 07:47:06 pm »
Thanks for all the replies everyone, I was worried yesterday because, after removing the hardened s**t, it seemed to leave a gaping hole filled with the toffee like substance. More hardened up today and i could just flick it off, leaving a nice clean backside. Crisis averted i think but i'll keep a close eye on the little bugger, especially with rain coming tonight. No doubt i'll have a dozen new problems in the morning! ;)

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: lamb problem
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2011, 12:24:09 am »
Hi Tom.  It doesn't tend to happen again to the same lamb in my experience.  Watch him but also watch the younger ones.  They seem to go through a stage when the poo is particularly sticky, then it all settles down
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Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: lamb problem
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2011, 02:11:45 pm »
Goat mums seem to be much better in cleaning up their offsprings' backend, only happens in the first few days though. I guess it's when the milk is still really rich, then all goes normal after the fourth day.

But yes - the only reason to keep scented baby wipes nowadays; for lambing season!

 

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