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  • Joined Jul 2022
Huge swelling
« on: January 14, 2023, 02:57:48 pm »
I did an initial course of hepavac plus last week on all my sheep (5 ewes and 3 rams).
Rams are typical rams and have their funny 5 mins. All about the same age (Under 18 months) and nice lads generally.

Last night 1 of the 10 month olds was laying sat up looking fine in himself
This morning he was still sat there. Didnít move for food
I called my vet. Between us we missed a HUGE swelling on his side.
When he was removed to get him into isolation I noticed it and showed the vet.
She thinks itís either the rams having a fight (possible, then usually get iffy not nasty if that makes sense). Or itís a hernia.
I vaccinated him last week exactly above wheee the swelling is. Itís his 1st time being vaccinated.
Vet doesnít think itís anything to do with it as reactions happen within a few days. I know that rule doesnít always follow as my daughter can react 2 weeks after having contact with something.

The vet thinks heís either blind or partially sighted now (he wasnít). Heís always been an odd lamb. Bottle fed and confused between being a ram, a human and a dog bless him.

Heís been given metacam and b1 (vet thought he might be deficient before we saw the swelling).

Anyone else got any ideas I can look into please?

This is a very loved little sheep.


  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: Huge swelling
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2023, 05:44:53 pm »
To make even a wild guess ,a few photo's would be good


  • Joined Jul 2022
Re: Huge swelling
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2023, 07:38:43 am »
Now donít be clever saying photos help 😂😂
Iíll see what I can do when I see him later on today.
My farm hand has done then this morning for me


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