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  • Joined Jun 2010
soay balding
« on: June 04, 2010, 03:45:13 pm »
Have a small flock of soays that have lambed for the first time this year. Two of ewes are loosing all their wool around the back end, not the normal wool shedding but all the way down to the skin which they are itching with their horns, have inspected for fly strike but no signs, - any ideas?


  • Joined Feb 2008
  • Near Bodmin, Cornwall
    • Val Grainger
Re: soay balding
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2010, 04:42:08 pm »
Lice are most likely scrapie the least likely.....try de lousing them....Spot On is good!
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  • Joined Jun 2010
Re: soay balding
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2010, 04:59:57 pm »
Thanks, gave thenm a dose at the wekend so will see what happens next.....! cheers


  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: soay balding
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2010, 06:30:23 pm »
Sounds like perfectly normal Soay roo'ing.  They often look totally bald after that and tend to start around the rear half and neck.  The scratching could well be the normal way they rub it off.  If you take off the rest of the fleece you can have a close-up inspection to see if it is something out of the ordinary
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