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moprabbit

  • Joined Oct 2011
  • North Notts
Strange droppings
« on: April 28, 2018, 11:22:36 am »
One of my ewes who is not in lamb has started to produce strange lumpy droppings, not the usual 'currant' like sheep droppings. There's also quite a lot of pink mucus mixed in. She's fine, eating and weeing normally! Thanks
4 pet sheep

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Strange droppings
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2018, 12:33:18 pm »
The pellets are more a winter thing when they are eating hay.  Now with the grass coming in, the droppings can become a bit lumpier and more moist.  The pink tissue stuff could be worms or just bits of gut lining.  The only way to find out is to take a faecal sample to your vet.
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moprabbit

  • Joined Oct 2011
  • North Notts
Re: Strange droppings
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2018, 02:12:05 pm »
Thanks Fleecewife for your reply. I'm due to do a FEC. If it's gut linnig, is that normal?
4 pet sheep

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Strange droppings
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2018, 06:23:18 pm »
I only know that when I found some in my sheep droppings and took the sample down the vet said it was just a bit of gut lining being shed and was perfectly normal.  But see what your vet says after your FEC.
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