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Did

  • Joined May 2015
under jaw swelling
« on: May 04, 2015, 08:09:08 am »
Does anyone have any ideas 're causes of under jaw swelling in ram , also hot swollen ears? Have given antibiotics ,and antihistamines in case of allergic reaction to something he has eaten

novicesmallholder

  • Joined Oct 2009
  • Worcestershire
Re: under jaw swelling
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2015, 09:00:13 am »
Not bottle jaw is it? That's a sign of fluke

Hellybee

  • Joined Feb 2010
    • www.blaengwawrponies.co.uk
Re: under jaw swelling
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2015, 09:49:00 am »
Sore ears , swelling under jaw, flukicide x

Marches Farmer

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Herefordshire
Re: under jaw swelling
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2015, 12:02:03 pm »
If it's fluke and it's go to the stage where he's developed a bottle jaw he'll need a lot of TLC and maybe testing for fertility if you plan to use him this Autumn.

Hellybee

  • Joined Feb 2010
    • www.blaengwawrponies.co.uk
Re: under jaw swelling
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2015, 03:47:54 pm »
Keep an eye on those ears, I d possibly take in the sheep in some shade.

animalcrackers

  • Joined Aug 2012
Re: under jaw swelling
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2015, 08:44:55 pm »
definitely fluke

shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: under jaw swelling
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2015, 12:35:30 pm »
Google photosensitisation to have a look at the symptoms .

Fieldfare

  • Joined Feb 2011
Re: under jaw swelling
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2015, 10:36:31 pm »
Definitely sounds like fluke. I would dose with something like Combinex ASAP (for immature and adult forms). Don't delay one minute- it seems to be quite fast acting. Within a couple of days you should start to see an improvement.. Consider dosing your others also (or at least keep a real close eye). I lost a couple to fluke last year and I won't let that happen again. Have you checked the eyelids for anaemia? (Google "sheep eyelid colour" to show you what I mean). This neat check will give you a further clue. Ensure you feed this one some stock mix/shreds etc.

Hope that helps.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: under jaw swelling
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2015, 11:53:30 pm »
Did - do you have an update for us on your ram?
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