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ladyK

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Conwy Valley
lamb with watery yellow poo
« on: May 22, 2015, 07:33:59 pm »
Noticed today - thin watery bright yellow poo coming out of 2 week old Soay lamb (it's not sticky so bum doesn't really look dirty). Otherwise lambie is bright and feeding and running around.
I think that's too old for the 'normal' sticky yellow lamb poo - it's been through that phase already (and it doesn;t look like that anyway)
So I think I should be concerned. Grateful if you can point me to possible causes!

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Porterlauren

  • Joined Apr 2014
Re: lamb with watery yellow poo
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2015, 12:22:14 am »
2 weeks is too young to be worms really, as it isn't going to be eating grass etc much. Could be cocci I guess, but also a bit young. Maybe some kind of eccoli infection?  Anything dodgy about the ewe? I'd be inclined to give her a shot of an LA antibiotic, maybe a pump of spectam to. Hard to tell without looking. One option would be an FEC I guess.

ladyK

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Conwy Valley
Re: lamb with watery yellow poo
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2015, 10:30:34 am »
Thanks PL for the pointers.
So you would treat the ewe rather than the lamb?
"If one way is better than another, it is the way of nature." (Aristotle)

 

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