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  • Joined Jun 2013
7 week old lambs scouring!
« on: February 17, 2014, 10:15:34 am »
I have a hampshire down lamb which is about 7 weeks old quite badly scouring. She's getting fed lamb creep, oats and a lamb brunch mixed together but she may of also get ahold of some lamb growers pellets from last years lambs. They are also getting a bit of hay. They are kept inside at the moment but I let them out onto grass yesterday for about 5 hours. Is it just that she's not used to the grass? Help/advice much appreciated.


  • Joined Oct 2012
  • Fettercairn, Aberdeenshire
Re: 7 week old lambs scouring!
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2014, 10:22:43 am »
Sheep will commonly scour when their guts aren't used to fresh grass, if it's a slightly greenish scour from grass colour, and she is otherwise drinking, eating her creep/hay etc and bright and happy, then it is likely from that.
If she is off colour, not eating, drinking as normal, check things like temperature, gum colour and perhaps consult your vet, but at the moment, it sounds quite likely to be 'nutritional scour' from fresh grass.
Hope that helps


  • Joined Apr 2010
Re: 7 week old lambs scouring!
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2014, 07:44:33 pm »
check for cocci  we are about to treat ours as we know its on the farm even though no-one is showing any signs yet


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