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  • Joined Mar 2013
Sheep licking grass
« on: March 12, 2013, 01:37:27 pm »
Hopefully someone has come across this. I have a sheep that is not eating the grass - he is licking it. Otherwise he is perfectly healthy. If I feed him the grass then only does he eat it. He is 18 months old. Any ideas what the cause could be? He started this behaviour 2 weeks ago. He is a merino and I farm in Mpumalanga, South Africa


  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
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Re: Sheep licking grass
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2013, 01:44:41 pm »
How are his teeth?
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  • Joined Mar 2013
Re: Sheep licking grass
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2013, 03:56:40 pm »
Teeth fine! Out of herd he is the only one displaying this.


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  • South Lanarkshire
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Re: Sheep licking grass
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2013, 04:25:49 pm »
What does he eat?   Does he have access to water?  Could he be licking dew from the grass?
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