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Livestock => Sheep => Topic started by: Farmsheep99 on May 04, 2021, 04:41:57 am

Title: Sick lamb
Post by: Farmsheep99 on May 04, 2021, 04:41:57 am
Hey everyone,
This year doesnít seem to be a good lambing year as Iíve got another sick lamb. He is about 2 weeks old nice and filled out, all was fine until this morning I noticed he wouldnít get up or move. He can barely hold himself up if I stand him. He is trembling like muscle spasms and lethargic, wonít open his eyes and isnít very alert. I have done some searching and canít seem to narrow it down to what this could be. Any ideas? Iíve attached a picture and a video(let me know if you can view it).
Title: Re: Sick lamb
Post by: Backinwellies on May 04, 2021, 07:39:53 am
have you taken his temperature ..... key to whether it is pnumonia ... which is possible
Title: Re: Sick lamb
Post by: twizzel on May 04, 2021, 07:41:20 am
Vet ASAP and if it dies get the vet to pm it as youíve said itís another one. Could be anything- pneumona, clostridial, but lambs go downhill quickly so no time for second guessing on the internet.