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Sheep / Re: Did the vet make a fatal mistake?
« Last post by NellieB on Today at 07:32:27 pm »
No watery mouth, no other issues after he came back the first time having been dehydrated. He did have a fever when he went to the vet, but it seemed to have gone once he got antibiotics and he was doing really well, eating the right amount and putting on weight. Until suddenly he wasn't.

I don't want to prove negligence, I just want a sanity check that my thinking that giving such a tiny lamb bulking agent is a bad idea is a reasonable thing to think before I write to the vet to tell them what happened. I don't want it to happen again to anyone else, and I'd like the manufacturer to print a warning on the label to say it's not suitable for newborns.
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Introduce yourself / Re: introduction/ polytunnel netting
« Last post by macgro7 on Today at 05:59:04 pm »
I've put chicken wire around mine. You can also you nylon peasant netting of plastic netting if its just to protect from sparrows or pigeons.
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Sheep / Re: Beginner considering....
« Last post by twizzel on Today at 05:43:40 pm »
2/3 of an acre or 2-3 acres ? If the former probably the goats and chickens would be enough. Sheep need sheep for company really, goats are quite high maintenance and very different in terms of feeding and parasite control. I stock 5 sheep to the acre in the summer but in winter itís more like 1-2 to the acre (our sheep graze a lot of cattle grass fields over winter). Also think about the practicality of sheep- finding a shearer can be nigh on impossible for very small flocks unless you neighbour with a sheep farm. Iíd suggest getting the goats first and then seeing how the land fares for 12 months, then think about if it could take sheep too. I suspect it probably couldnít but you never know.
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Sheep / Re: Did the vet make a fatal mistake?
« Last post by twizzel on Today at 05:39:53 pm »
I guess the only way to know is to post mortem the lamb and look at its guts. But it seems a bit non specific and really the symptoms could have been anything. Did the lamb have a watery mouth ? E-coli/watery mouth can bung them up to the point they need an enema to get their guts moving again, and it will normally make them dehydrated and feeling pretty rubbish.  What was the name of the liquid you thought were electrolytes ? If youíre not happy then you should probably write to the vets anyhow, but if you donít know the cause of death it would be very difficult to prove negligence.
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Sheep / Re: Injecting sheep....
« Last post by twizzel on Today at 05:34:18 pm »
I donít really understand what you mean by retractable ? I just use a bog standard needle normally 18g 1inch and a syringe. I wouldnít use a gun for antibiotics, in fact I think it would be near on impossible to use one. The guns are more for treating batches of animals with vaccines.
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Coffee Lounge / Re: I know it's been done before but...
« Last post by Q on Today at 04:00:37 pm »
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Welcome to the forum, sounds like you've got your work cut out! Have you been watching Matt Baker's programme to get ideas for making life easier? Good luck, I look forward to hearing about your progress  :thumbsup:
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Sheep / Re: Injecting sheep....
« Last post by wildandwooly on Today at 02:43:50 pm »
Not a retractable one twizzel? I seemed to have a minor issue ( luckily!) with the non retractable one I was given. It was for antibiotics.
I understand Fleecewife about the clumsiness of a gun type but I'm probably safer (and the sheep  ::) with a sterimatic gun  :roflanim:
Thanks all. Lesson number 1 thousand and rising.......!  :hugsheep:
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Sheep / Re: Injecting sheep....
« Last post by twizzel on Today at 01:56:22 pm »
I use this one for the sheep- Heptavac mainly https://www.sterimatic.co.uk/shop/multi-dose/bottle-mounted-syringe-with-sterimatic-12mm-injection-kit-12mm-300-dose/


I tend to only use an auto injector for vaccines be it cattle or sheep, where youíre injecting a large number of animals all at once. Saves a lot of time drawing up individual doses. For one off injections of antibiotic or anti inflammatory  just a normal needle and syringe.

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