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DenisCooper

  • Joined May 2016
Scours
« on: August 11, 2016, 09:19:48 pm »
Evening all

I've got two lambs, about 3 to 4 months old I believe and one of them has had scours since I've had her. The other did for a couple of days but sorted itself out.

She's been the same, showing little sign of improvement for two weeks since they arrived, is it time to visit the vets or is there something I can try.

They have access to grass and I've been giving them a little lamb pellets.

Thanks guys.

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Scours
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2016, 09:31:11 pm »
Have they been wormed?  Fluked?
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DenisCooper

  • Joined May 2016
Re: Scours
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2016, 09:54:58 pm »
I haven't wormed them but the farmer I got them from said they had been.

Is it worth doing them again? What product would you recommend.

She seems quite happy in herself and eating normally by the way.
« Last Edit: August 11, 2016, 09:58:44 pm by DenisCooper »

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Scours
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2016, 10:01:59 pm »
I might take a fresh poo sample to the vet, so they can determine what beastie is in there
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Marches Farmer

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Herefordshire
Re: Scours
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2016, 01:31:56 pm »
Could be useful to know how long ago they were wormed and with what product.

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Scours
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2016, 02:00:18 pm »
Our farm vet this week warned of high worm burdens in lambs recently from egg counts- so I would put money on it being that. We worm anything coming onto the farm as standard and keep in for 2 days before turning out onto clean pasture that's not been grazed for a few weeks.

 

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