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yorks122

  • Joined Apr 2020
an ill lamb??
« on: April 26, 2020, 10:58:19 am »
Hi!
I have two orphan lambs that we got from a local farmer. One of them is about 7 days old but continues to poo liquid yellow poo! the other one has started to firm up what it lets out but this one is leaking quite a lot of this funny stuff. Its different in colour and consistency to the very young lamb poo that I recognised- we have done this a few times but never seen this kind of poo. She isn't taking well to the bottle either, only eating 100/150 of the milk (powdered stuff) except from the early morning feed when she's hungry and will take 250ml.
could she just have a bad appetite or is the poo a sign of illness??
any help would be great thank you

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: an ill lamb??
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2020, 04:33:55 pm »
Put it on PSF or Rehydion for 48 hours then back on the milk.  :fc: it will come right
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

shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: an ill lamb??
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2020, 05:44:27 pm »
If its fluid with maybe blood in it , take the lamb to your vet ( quickly ) and get it treated with a shot of Spectam  , Orojet , Penicillin , if you had the runs you would take oral Diocam  and then reyhdron .  Poo should be thick and very sticky

yorks122

  • Joined Apr 2020
Re: an ill lamb??
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2020, 09:49:57 am »
Thank you! I took her to the vet and he gave us a course of antibiotics & electrolyte - said she had ecoli.

She was looking much better but Now struggling with running noses!!!!


 

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