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  • Joined Nov 2011
lamb with hugely swollen nose
« on: May 04, 2012, 07:25:08 pm »
Hi all, this is the first time I've seen this problem in a lamb. It's recently developed a hugely swollen nose and snout. It's breathing and feeding but obviously uncomfortable. We've given it a shot of LA antibiotic as we thought maybe it got a cut and picked up an infection, but is there a condition associated with this symptom that anyone knows about?  Thanks.


  • Joined Sep 2009
  • England
Re: lamb with hugely swollen nose
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2012, 07:33:02 pm »
Bee sting ??
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  • Joined May 2011
Re: lamb with hugely swollen nose
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 08:25:14 pm »
Yes I was going to say insect sting or snake bite ?, our youngster pony had a snake bite (suspected ) last year around this time, abcessed on his top lip/nose was very swollen and sore, he was dull and dribling very unpleasent, poor wee scone. Took a good while before he was back to normal.
Does your lamb have a high temp ?


  • Joined Nov 2011
Re: lamb with hugely swollen nose
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2012, 09:44:45 am »
Thanks for those suggestions - I hadn't thought of either of those possibilities. Poor little fellow!


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