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We have 12 dorper sheep 2, 5 month old lambs died and 1,

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we have 12 dorper sheep 2, 5 month old lambs died and 1, female aborted last week. no change to diet, they just graze with mineral supplements, and no new sheep brought in . they stop eating suddenly , don't stay with the herd and die in a day or 2. the mother that aborted was ok, no signs of illness. now another young one is acting droopy.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with today.

How far along was the ewe before she aborted? What did the fetus look like?

Did the lambs have any scours/diarrhea, fever, respiratory changes (ie coughing, sneezing, congestion, etc), or paling of their gums?

What are you feeding? What supplements? Are they just on pasture?

What vaccine and worm history do the flock have?

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