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Backinwellies

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Re: 1st ewe has lambed: twin ewe lambs & mastitis
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2014, 06:42:25 pm »
That sounds like rather a lot to me ... be careful of scours. The 50ml was to keep it going whilst keeping it a bit hungry to encourage suckling..... 
Very pleased that both seem to be doing well. .. this weather is the pits for lambs.
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mab

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Re: 1st ewe has lambed: twin ewe lambs & mastitis
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2014, 09:40:50 pm »
well she took a full 250ml on the 1st bottle yesterday - I guess she really was hungry - but it has tapered off a bit since.


it has actually stopped raining for the evening  :excited:  but there's another bout due overnight into the morning then a couple of days of colder dry - which should be a bit better.


much to my surprise I got bottle lamb to suckle mum this eve for a couple of mins  :excited:  though I'm going to assume mum won't have enough milk 'til I'm sure otherwise.


Oh and Butch, the huge ewe, might be birthing soon I'm thinking... maybe...

mab

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Re: 1st ewe has lambed: twin ewe lambs & mastitis
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2014, 12:44:53 pm »
Sure enough - Butch had triplets this am (torrential rain); all looking OKish but sodden - shooed them into the garage - Have been trying to get one or another to take the bottle (without any success as yet) as I don't know if she'll have enough.


mastitis ewe seems to have more solid lump and less milk to express today (though the milk is a paler pink than yesterday); Bottle lamb looking well - seems to have started suckling mum by herself ( :)  ) but the[size=78%] other lamb seems thinner b comparison, and can't seem to get anyone to take the bottle now [/size] :(  .


It's hard work this lambing business!

Understand Stanlamb's problem better now - the mastitis ewe's bottle lamb latched straight on on Saturday - must've been really hungry then.

« Last Edit: April 07, 2014, 12:48:11 pm by mab »

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Re: 1st ewe has lambed: twin ewe lambs & mastitis
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2014, 03:09:05 pm »
wow triplets ... what breed are they?  Depending on breed (and individual)  whether able to rear triplets...
You certainly didn't go for easy options for a first lambing!
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Re: 1st ewe has lambed: twin ewe lambs & mastitis
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2014, 03:28:24 pm »
Easycare!  :roflanim: 


strictly speaking this isn't my 1st lambing - a few years ago my old shetlands had a go - but I seem to have forgotten everything since then - and one lamb / ewe is simpler.


Butch may be able to cope - I was hoping to get one to consider the bottle in case she didn't. Can't make up my mind whether to let her out onto grass now the rain's stopped, or keep them under cover for a night (I'm told grass will help best with milk production?).




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Re: 1st ewe has lambed: twin ewe lambs & mastitis
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2014, 04:21:03 pm »
I've just put my last born out to grass as the sun came out fleetingly. The lamb was born on Saturday though.


So I now have 4 lambs out there. Despite the really heavy rain for a couple for nights the other 3 look fine.


I am sure you will make the right decision.
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mab

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Re: 1st ewe has lambed: twin ewe lambs & mastitis
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2014, 11:08:48 pm »
Thanks Bionic,


Still worried about mastitis ewe - her milk looks normal today, but the lump is getting bigger rather than smaller - shouldn't it be going down? It's quite difficult to get much milk out now, though I have seen the lambs trying. Otherwise she's quite perky, eating well and I'm guessing very keen to get out onto grass.


I've been giving strep & pen every day and trying inexpertly to squeeze her out (and she had a long lasting one and the tube) and I'm due to give her another jab tomorrow; [size=78%]not sure what else to do, though I think I'll give the vet a bell tomorrow.[/size]

 

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