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lizzypeg

  • Joined Oct 2012
friends ewe with nearly 2 week old lamb as foot has today developed very watery diarrhoea and is drinking a lot more than usual.unknown worm /vac status as not long got in.
any ideas what it may be.we've stopped pellet feed and just giving grass/hay.
she seems fairly bright still but its very watery liquid poo coming out frequently.
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thenovice

  • Joined Oct 2011
Re: very watery diarrhoea in ewe with 1 1/2 week old lamb at foot.
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2013, 07:38:30 pm »
2 questions, has she been wormed recently, and has she been moved to fresh spring pasture recently?

lizzypeg

  • Joined Oct 2012
Re: very watery diarrhoea in ewe with 1 1/2 week old lamb at foot.
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2013, 10:08:20 pm »
not been wormed as far as we know and not moved to new pasture.we have albendazole wormer here we can give her.

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
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Re: very watery diarrhoea in ewe with 1 1/2 week old lamb at foot.
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2013, 05:59:30 am »
Depending on the area she's from, it could be fluke too.

Try worming her, if she's from a flukey area I'd fluke her too.  A good mineral drench would do her no harm too.

Not sure I'd stop the cake - she needs feed to make milk and the diarrhoea will take even more out of her.
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thenovice

  • Joined Oct 2011
Re: very watery diarrhoea in ewe with 1 1/2 week old lamb at foot.
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2013, 07:20:06 am »
I agree with Sally, the extra cake will do her good. And treating for fluke wouldn't be a bad idea too. I use combinex wormer/flukicide. Just make sure you give enough in the correct dose, whatever you use.

Blacksheep

  • Joined May 2008
Re: very watery diarrhoea in ewe with 1 1/2 week old lamb at foot.
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2013, 10:03:39 pm »
Make sure she has plenty of electolyte salts /access to salt lick whilst she gets over this. She may also need AB treatment.

 

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