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  • Joined Apr 2012
Lamb with diarrhea
« on: October 14, 2013, 01:52:21 pm »

I have  new -to-us lamb with runny diarrhea

6mth old GFDartmoor failure (too small - comes up to the top of my wellies)
last wormed 24th Aug when she was delivered

I put her and 4 adults(also breed failures) into new field a few days ago as I just learned about rotating the grazing -  where grass is lush and there are lots of small trees - they have all been tucking into the leaves  - nothing poisonous that I know of - no problems with the others

Ive taken her out of the field - she's resting in sheep shelter

Any thing I should do? Im washing her down/ offering water/ tiny bit of feed from my hand

Thanks so much - sorry photo is too big to attach


  • Joined Nov 2012
  • Nr Crediton in Devon
Re: Lamb with diarrhea
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2013, 03:21:35 pm »
we had a spate of diarrhoea in lambs last year after we had run them with our neighbours at weaning time- once we'd ruled out the obvious like worms, lush grass etc. got round to taking a sample to vet- showed coccidiosis which can happen for lots of reasons especially if lambing sheds aren't clean. bit of a faff and took a while to clear up with abs but would recommend getting the poo analysed


  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Lamb with diarrhea
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013, 04:25:28 pm »
Ta :)


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