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Hello. very sorry to hear about your lamb. do you have time to talk about her situation?
I have a few questions about her. Have you been able to take a temperature?
we haven't tried. she did have tapeworms and other worms as well when this happened
i only had her a few week when the fly strike happened
Can you tell me, when she was born ,was there anything abnormal about her hind end?
oh. ok. so you didnt have her when born?
i believe she was born in march, i got her from a lady i buy shetlands from every year
she usually has good animals
Tell me about the site where the tail should have been
was there anything strange about this site? Did she dock it ,or was it born this way
it is totally non existant she has no stub or nothing she said she was born that way and her vet said she was ok
she has normal poop and everything
Ok. was there a hole at all there?
Not that i could see
it is a bit off putting
Did she ever have trouble walking?
no she was totally fine until the fly strike
Well, the concern is that flies generally strike an area of wet, or damaged tissue. was the area ever wet or show signs of damage?
i think it may have gotten wet.
after we got the worms out of her she stays out by herself in the pasture
ok. and now, she shows muscle spasm in the hind limbs only? or front as well
just the hind end...front is fine.
My biggest concern right now is that the fly strike sounds like it was extensive. This may have caused some nerve damage to the rear end.
Have you had your local veterinarian examine her?
thats what i was thinking. She was small, and a lot of worms came out of her. No i havent been able to get her up there/ have him come out i've been working 6 days a week. My husband works at a hog farm and has access to medications, is there one that would help at all?
Not ness. She may benefit from some antiinflammatories, perhaps even some steroids, but this would mean she would need to be a pet
(ie, not going in for slaughter later) But before doing this, i would recommend getting an exaimination to see if it is even recoverable. it may have permanent deficits which might not be recoverable
he does have access to draxxin and dexamethasome. she is a pet, i just keep sheep and angora goats for fiber/ pets.
Fantastic. I would still recommend that she get an in person examination prior to starting any medications. In the meantime, try to get her temperature twice a day until he come sout
no problem. Id also keep her close to the barn so she dosent have to walk so far