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tommytacit

  • Joined Jun 2010
two day old lamb with scours?
« on: April 05, 2011, 04:01:01 pm »
I have two day old Soay lamb with yellow diarrhea, they are lambing in the field so pretty difficult to get hold of.
On getting closer to mum today i noticed one of her udders is normal and the other full to the brim.
Any ideas?

woollyval

  • Joined Feb 2008
  • Near Bodmin, Cornwall
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Re: two day old lamb with scours?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2011, 05:00:51 pm »
Its normal....mum just has lots of milk
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lamb_whisperer

  • Joined Apr 2011
Re: two day old lamb with scours?
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2011, 05:09:14 pm »
sounds to me like the mum has been feeding them very well and has quite a bit of milk.  I would stand a distance away and watch them for a while - do both lambs feed from both sides?  Or are they only feeding from the one side?  If the latter, you may want to try and catch her, and just check the milk flows through that teat ok.  Only a suggestion.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
Re: two day old lamb with scours?
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2011, 06:42:17 pm »
If it's a single then he will feed from only one side and it can take a while for the dam to regulate.  Observe the lamb and if he is hunched up with abdominal pain then you need to catch him and get something from the vet to dose him.  We use Bimastatt (also called Pink Mixture).  At that age he could also have the sticky bum plug discussed elsewhere and need that removed and a general clean-up.  For catching Soay lambs, drive him into a corner then it's a rugby tackle or a giant fish-landing net on a pole  ;D  :sheep:
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AengusOg

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Re: two day old lamb with scours?
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2011, 08:51:49 pm »
When I was lambing thousands of sheep in a former life, in dry weather we would 'de-stick' the tails and kick the top off a mole heap, or a sandy bank, and rub the lamb's arse along it. That stopped anything sticking again for a few days, and we seldom had to do a lamb twice.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
Re: two day old lamb with scours?
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2011, 12:17:43 am »
When I was lambing thousands of sheep in a former life, in dry weather we would 'de-stick' the tails and kick the top off a mole heap, or a sandy bank, and rub the lamb's arse along it. That stopped anything sticking again for a few days, and we seldom had to do a lamb twice.
Wonderful picture  ;D ;D  In more select circles Vaseline is applied in a genteel manner, but I don't think it works as well as rubbing their nether regions in sand  :o ;D :sheep:
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