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Livestock => Sheep => Topic started by: Paulie on May 10, 2015, 09:26:29 am

Title: Bottle lamb
Post by: Paulie on May 10, 2015, 09:26:29 am
Another question ;-)
Bottle fed lamb now 4 weeks old and has been thriving, eating creep and drinking water, yesterday started to go of his bottle and has developed a slightly dirty bottom, black runny! Just a little! He looks like he's trying to poo but nothing's happening.

So I'm thinking worms ? Can I worm him at 4 weeks ? Or is it bloat and olive oil ?
Title: Re: Bottle lamb
Post by: Hellybee on May 10, 2015, 09:31:36 am
Cocci?   
Title: Re: Bottle lamb
Post by: Paulie on May 10, 2015, 09:54:38 am
Hellybee I have no idea. I'm ashamed to say ewes only had first hep p jab as I couldn't get anyone to help me with the second. I washed his bum first thing this morning and no more scours it really was just a little. He seems fine other than he looks like he needs a poo :-/ should I just call vet ?
Title: Re: Bottle lamb
Post by: EP90 on May 10, 2015, 10:38:21 am
Bloat is usually a swollen left side and quite hard.  Probably off any food and will look miserable.

No harm in ringing the vet for advice.
Title: Re: Bottle lamb
Post by: Paulie on May 10, 2015, 11:20:22 am
Thanks guys, not bloat tummy feels fine, still got a clean bottom, and is taking some milk, rang the vet, he just thought likley tummy upset advised having a feels with little finger!! Which I did and nothing inside. Otherwise he just advised antibiotics which I'll try and get from my neighbour.