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Old Shep

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • North Yorkshire
Sheep losing cud
« on: July 13, 2016, 09:03:03 pm »
Hi all.  We have a Lleyn ewe 5 yrs old that went down hill a couple of months ago, with AB's, vit drenches etc  she made a recovery.  However she is still very thin, has self weaned her lambs (not surprisingly) and often has a stained green lower jaw which is presumably her cud spilling out.  We checked her teeth and there is nothing obviously wrong there.  She grazes well and looks bright enough.  Any ideas what could (cud??) be causing this please?
Helen - (used to be just Shep).  Gordon Setters, Border Collies and chief lambing assistant to BigBennyShep.

Sbom

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Staffordshire
Re: Sheep losing cud
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2016, 09:22:08 pm »
I had a ewe that developed listeriosis and although she recovered eventually her only remaining symptom was cud spilling....

Old Shep

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • North Yorkshire
Re: Sheep losing cud
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2016, 10:54:55 pm »
Thank you - but she didnt show any other symptoms of Listeriosis.

Helen - (used to be just Shep).  Gordon Setters, Border Collies and chief lambing assistant to BigBennyShep.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Sheep losing cud
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2016, 12:07:09 am »
Did you check her molars as well as the front teeth?  She is very young to be losing molars, but that has been a cause of cud spilling in some of our ancient ladies.
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Marches Farmer

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Herefordshire
Re: Sheep losing cud
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2016, 09:22:57 am »
She may have some kind of obstruction that stops her swallowing correctly ....?

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
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    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Sheep losing cud
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2016, 10:54:59 am »
We had one withi an abcess in his jaw did this.  Sadly he never came right :'(
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shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: Sheep losing cud
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2016, 12:36:47 pm »
Iv'e seen quite a few cud spillers, and sorry but despite all treatments  I think all of them ended badly , if I see one , if ok they go as quickly as possible  .    SEVERE  cud spillers leave little oval shaped lumps of grass on the ground .    You could try  a different AB  for longer to try and solve any molar /gum /jaw problem

Melmarsh

  • Joined May 2014
Re: Sheep losing cud
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2016, 10:55:20 pm »
Her green lower jaw could just be grass staining from eating if you haven't seen her drop cud or spit out.  If it is through dropping cud I would suspect back teeth problem. Hope it ends well for you  :wave:

Old Shep

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • North Yorkshire
Re: Sheep losing cud
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2016, 01:05:55 am »
Hi all sorry for not replying had a day off at the Yorkshire show today:-)


We will check her teeth again , she doesn't seem ill at all,but  if she doesnt come right she will be on the one way bus!
Helen - (used to be just Shep).  Gordon Setters, Border Collies and chief lambing assistant to BigBennyShep.

 

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