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  • Joined Sep 2008
messy bums
« on: April 11, 2011, 07:05:16 pm »
I have a small number of sheep that have messy bums and have had them for a while. I have wormed twice but not helped. Any ideas?


  • Joined Jan 2009
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Re: messy bums
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2011, 07:14:06 pm »
Hey - have they got lots of lush grass  giving them the squits!..... do they have a lot of fleece, or long tails, to catch the squits ???
is that wormed twice recently?
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  • Joined Feb 2010
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Re: messy bums
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2011, 07:31:53 pm »
Last we year had one ewe who just always had a mucky bum. Nobody else ever did. They were all treated exactly the same - same feed, same grass, same worming routine etc etc

She just rattled her dags all summer.

She tastes great now :-)
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  • Joined Sep 2008
Re: messy bums
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2011, 09:10:55 pm »
yes they are on lush grass but they have been like this well before the lush grass arrived. They are a little long around the backsides though


  • Joined Apr 2010
Re: messy bums
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2011, 10:09:11 pm »
cocci ,springs to mind.they would need treating with something like vecoxin only if it is cocci.


  • Joined Feb 2011
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Re: messy bums
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2011, 01:26:54 am »
If the ground they are on is marshy / wet then it could maybe be fluke - local farmers and the vet will know if you are in a flukey area
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  • Joined Sep 2008
Re: messy bums
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2011, 10:23:30 pm »
we are on flinty chalk, no wet ground. How do I know if it is Cocci?


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