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detnol

  • Joined Dec 2013
Sheep with abscess on upper jaw, advise please
« on: February 10, 2015, 01:35:14 pm »
I just discovered that one of my ewes probably has an abscess slightly larger than a golf ball on her left upper jaw. If I touch it she doesn't react so I don't think it is very painful. She seems to eat normally. What should I do? We have a vet but he prefers to come when it is really necessary... (I am some where at the end of the world :) )

I have dewormed her on January 26th because I did find her and her two Frisian sisters in a less good condition than my other 13 Lacaune cross ewes.





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Me

  • Joined Feb 2014
  • Wild West
Re: Sheep with abscess on upper jaw, advise please
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2015, 01:40:32 pm »
You can't tell from a photo, it could be relatively serious eg. tooth root abcess or innocuous eg. soft tissue actinobaccilus etc 

hafod

  • Joined Jan 2013
Re: Sheep with abscess on upper jaw, advise please
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2015, 02:32:11 pm »
We had a sheep with one on her lower jaw. We called the vet and he advised pen & strep jabs. The abscess popped and the hole was big enough for us to wash out with very dilute hibi (again as advised by vet over the phone). The ewe was fine throughout and once burst the abscess cleared up quickly. Would your vet give advice over the phone?

detnol

  • Joined Dec 2013
Re: Sheep with abscess on upper jaw, advise please
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2015, 08:16:30 pm »
No way our vets gives telephonic advise and in the country i live in only vets can give antibiotics :(

Marches Farmer

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Herefordshire
Re: Sheep with abscess on upper jaw, advise please
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2015, 08:51:41 pm »
Abscess on carotid lymph node - caseous lymphadenitis?

detnol

  • Joined Dec 2013
Re: Sheep with abscess on upper jaw, advise please
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2015, 07:42:38 am »
i have never seen CL in my flock or in any flock around us (I live in Slovakia)

Me

  • Joined Feb 2014
  • Wild West
Re: Sheep with abscess on upper jaw, advise please
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2015, 09:11:32 am »
It doesn't look in the right place for the Parotid LN, but a side on view would show it better.

Marches Farmer

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Herefordshire
Re: Sheep with abscess on upper jaw, advise please
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2015, 10:57:58 am »
Parotid lymph node is around 5-8cm behind and the same down from the eye, distance depending on how big the sheep is.  CLA presently identified in, amongst others, Czech Republic, Germany, Romania, Norway, Poland .....

kanisha

  • Joined Dec 2007
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Re: Sheep with abscess on upper jaw, advise please
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2015, 05:58:56 pm »
stick  a needle in to determine it is defiantely an abcess and clean and drain if so? Avoids the needs for Abs and a vet in the first instance
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detnol

  • Joined Dec 2013
Re: Sheep with abscess on upper jaw, advise please
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2015, 12:48:42 pm »
It doesn't look in the right place for the Parotid LN, but a side on view would show it better.
I don't live in any of these countries ;)

Anyway the vet came (the ewe had difficulties eating normal) - three days antibiotic injections and draining as soon as it will be open(ed)

Thanks for your reactions!

 

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