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Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: Sheeps poorly mouth
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2016, 04:00:44 pm »
Friends are great for advice and sharing info but I would def. take the poor little fella to the vets - and make sure you ask to see the 'farm vet'.  I wouldn't be spraying terramycin into his mouth (going out to the barn to check the can now :raining: ). 

On the bright side, at least you won't have the dilemma this autumn 'who stays and who goes'.  The boys need to be split up from the ladies by mid-summer, before any hanky-panky starts.  Also the castrated ones might not have been done properly and may be rigs - our first store lambs were like that. Your shearer can probably check for you. The entire boys can be sent off in the autumn  :yum: . Sheep are  fun!

scremmit

  • Joined Feb 2016
  • Shropshire
Re: Sheeps poorly mouth
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2016, 04:15:22 pm »
Thanks for the replies, team...

Luckily,  the farm vets is very close by so Mrs scremmet will be taking the above photo in tomorrow, and if need be will pick up the little lad and take him in for a visit.

Will report our findings

:(

Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Sheeps poorly mouth
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2016, 04:18:13 pm »
Quicker and easier to email photo?

scremmit

  • Joined Feb 2016
  • Shropshire
Re: Sheeps poorly mouth
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2016, 07:12:34 pm »
Quicker and easier to email photo?

Not really. We have a horse vet for the horses, but we need to register with the farm vet because we've not used them before... And it's really close so it wouldn't harm to pop in.


scremmit

  • Joined Feb 2016
  • Shropshire
Re: Sheeps poorly mouth
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2016, 10:58:34 am »
Another update! (sorry for the delay)

Mrs scremmet went to the vet, had a chat, and the vet came out later in the day to check over the flock.

It was, indeed, orf and it is apparently ok to spray it with terramycin.

We've been doing so since then, along with a few tiny sores on some other sheeps mouths and it's subsiding quite nicely.

We've also bought four hurdles and for the time being we're checking them over with a fine tooth comb every evening!

Scremmet.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Sheeps poorly mouth
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2016, 12:09:08 pm »
I'm glad that's sorted scremmit.  I thought it was something much more horrible than Orf.
Great you have met your livestock vet, and they've had a chance to see your place and your animals - always worth doing in advance of any emergencies :thumbsup:
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shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: Sheeps poorly mouth
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2016, 12:19:07 pm »
 :thumbsup:

Hellybee

  • Joined Feb 2010
    • www.blaengwawrponies.co.uk
Re: Sheeps poorly mouth
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2016, 12:22:28 pm »
 :thumbsup: :relief:

Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Sheeps poorly mouth
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2016, 12:55:11 pm »
No pictures like that on the 'net, so we've learned something from your post as well, thanks for sharing.

 

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