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Blood Clots
« on: July 23, 2009, 05:20:14 pm »
Hi all. One of our poll dorset ewes gave birth to twins last Sat night.

Mother and young are doing well except for the fact that we have noticed she is
losing blood clots at the moment. This started yesterday.

The after birth came away ok, could these be some remnants of that? They look as if they have bits of skin attached.

Anyone any ideas before I call the vet?



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Re: Blood Clots
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009, 06:32:51 pm »
Could have been triplets and one dead inside her - call your vet.
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Re: Blood Clots
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009, 07:07:58 pm »
yep sounds like the vet


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Re: Blood Clots
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2009, 09:07:58 am »
possibly hasn't cleansed properly, commercially we would give a  3 day course of penicillan and then if she was still bleeding or showing signs of being  ill give a long acting penicillan  giving a combined 6 day treatment.


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Re: Blood Clots
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2009, 09:38:46 am »
Whatever it is still inside her it is heading in the right direction - outwards!

Antibiotic cover with a LA penicillin and she should be ok. Keep an eye on her though.
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Re: Blood Clots
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2009, 02:53:37 pm »
Haven't seen any blood today. She seems ok in herself, eating ok etc. No probs feeding the lambs.

We'll keep an eye on her over the weekend. I have got some antibiotic in the fridge, perhaps give her that.

cheers everyone.


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