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Meganrogers134

  • Joined Apr 2016
Lambs scouring and blood.
« on: April 06, 2016, 10:07:44 am »
Hi, we have recently begun lambing and have had several orphan lambs for various reasons. Most of which have been fine. However three of these lambs have been scouring extremely badly and have a small amount of blood in their stool. We have never encountered this before, does anyone have any suggestions?

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Lambs scouring and blood.
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2016, 11:18:17 am »
If they are scouring badly then it needs a glucose rehydration drink instead of milk. We did alternate milk/rehydration feeds for a couple of days and our lamb was fine. But if there's blood in it too I would give the vet a ring, could be an infection that needs antibiotics?

Marches Farmer

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Herefordshire
Re: Lambs scouring and blood.
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2016, 11:18:56 am »
Vet asap.

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Lambs scouring and blood.
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2016, 11:22:17 am »
Cocci???

Meganrogers134

  • Joined Apr 2016
Re: Lambs scouring and blood.
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2016, 11:28:28 am »
The lambs were around 2-3 days old maximum.

shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: Lambs scouring and blood.
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2016, 12:42:35 pm »
Vet  quickly you could even be talking lamb dysentry

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Lambs scouring and blood.
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2016, 01:01:08 pm »
The lambs were around 2-3 days old maximum.

sorry original message didn't state their age and I assumed older.

 

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