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agri293

  • Joined Nov 2010
constipated lamb
« on: April 09, 2012, 09:54:59 pm »
hi one of my triplets is looking a bit hunched up its rear end is also very clean he is the smallest of the triplets so i have been giving him 250 mls out of the bottle every day just incase the other two are getting more of the mother

doganjo

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Re: constipated lamb
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2012, 10:14:32 pm »
Is he maybe getting too much at one go?  Maybe less but more often?  You can help by massaging his bum gently with warm water and baby oil.
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
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Re: constipated lamb
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2012, 10:17:30 pm »
What Annie says  :thumbsup:

Moleskins

  • Joined Sep 2009
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Re: constipated lamb
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2012, 10:40:42 pm »
Massaging a sheeps bum with baby oil - sorry that's just too weird   :o
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Re: constipated lamb
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2012, 10:47:52 pm »
do it or lose it     your call :farmer:

doganjo

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Re: constipated lamb
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2012, 11:35:23 pm »
Massaging a sheeps bum with baby oil - sorry that's just too weird   :o
No more weird than helping a bitch or a ewe give birth
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

Pedwardine

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • South Lincolnshire
Re: constipated lamb
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2012, 11:45:07 pm »
A pipette containing a few drops of liquid paraffin in his rear end can help too. Carefully done though and keep it minimal.

kaz

  • Joined Jul 2008
  • Ceredigion
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Re: constipated lamb
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2012, 08:43:33 am »
This might seem a stupid question, but have you checked to see if the lamb has an anus, as they can be born without one?
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agri293

  • Joined Nov 2010
Re: constipated lamb
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2012, 06:18:38 pm »
thanks for the replye gave a spoonful of cod liver oil as reccommended by a commercial breeder worked a treat poo this morning never ever thought poo would get me so excited

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
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Re: constipated lamb
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2012, 06:20:21 pm »
Ha, welcome to the world of animals - spend your life worrying about what goes in one end and comes out the other  :D

Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: constipated lamb
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2012, 09:34:27 pm »
Ha, welcome to the world of animals - spend your life worrying about what goes in one end and comes out the other  :D
So true! So true!  It is collecting the samples that worries the neighbours  ;D ;D ;D

 

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