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agri293

  • Joined Nov 2010
lambs bleeding mouths
« on: April 15, 2011, 07:03:18 pm »
hi we have two of our smaller lambs have started to bleed quite bad from the mouth we separated them the other day from the larger lambs they have went downhill since them bleeding mouths ,crusty eyes and one has a white film over its eye we are really worried about them our others have been fine cheers

pikilily

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Re: lambs bleeding mouths
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2011, 07:20:45 pm »
Ohh dear that doesnt sound nice at all. I am sorry that i cant offer ANY advice at all! Just answering to bump your question to the top!! really hope someone can help you! Maybe a Vet is required??
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nails

  • Joined Mar 2011
  • Somerset
Re: lambs bleeding mouths
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2011, 07:27:23 pm »
Sounds to me as if they have orf, you need to give the a couple of mls of antibods and spray the crusty bits with an antiseptic spray (Blue) as for the eye, we had a lamb with a cloudy eye and our farmer friend injected into the bottom eye lid with antibods and it solved the problem, not a nice thing to do and should only be done by someone who knows what they are doing

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
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Re: lambs bleeding mouths
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2011, 08:32:08 pm »
For the cloudy eye get Orbenin or similar eye ointment from the vet, otherwise it will just get worse and spread to the others. When you put it in, pull the lower eyelid out and make sure plenty goes down there, then again lift the upper eyelid and get some under that too.
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Re: lambs bleeding mouths
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2011, 09:19:13 pm »
Hi,

Antibiotics wont help with orf - which is a viral infection. They will however, help to stop any secondary infection which is the big problem with orf.

If it becomes a widespread problem, try ovaloid capsules or orph paste which are orf preparations, or as someone else posted in another thread, sulphur and salt as an ad-lib lick.

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agri293

  • Joined Nov 2010
Re: lambs bleeding mouths
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2011, 09:22:28 pm »
hi thanks for your replys this is a great forum for advice cheers

Re: lambs bleeding mouths
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2011, 09:25:58 pm »
Forgot to mention - if it is orf it is highly infectious - both to other sheep AND people - wear gloves when handling the ones affected!

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agri293

  • Joined Nov 2010
Re: lambs bleeding mouths
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2011, 09:31:47 pm »
cheers thanks for that

bazzais

  • Joined Jan 2010
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Re: lambs bleeding mouths
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2011, 02:05:42 am »
Let us know after opening hours today what the vet reckons, cos that where I would take anything with those symptoms.

Baz

agri293

  • Joined Nov 2010
Re: lambs bleeding mouths
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2011, 08:59:40 pm »
hi went to vets to pick up eye ointment managed to have a word with him the medicine scabbivax has ran out in the uk he gave me betamox la for injecting and to keep using the anti septic spray and hopefully the orf will run its course cheers

 

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