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  • Joined Jun 2015
  • Somerset levels
Is this lumpy wool on my sheep?
« on: June 17, 2015, 10:13:34 am »
My ryeland ram once sheared  has small bald patches with yellow scabs which flake leaving ping skin underneath. And I think possible is loosing fleece in patches on his legs. He seems to be itchy as is scratching on posts a lot. Was hoping to self diagnose, I think it sheep scab (mange mite) or lumpy wool? Any ideas and should I call a vet? It's very mild and small lesions.
Rare breed sheep, ducks, geese and turkeys.


  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Is this lumpy wool on my sheep?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2015, 10:16:58 am »
Take a skin scraping to the vet - different beasties need different meds ;)
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Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing


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