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Yeah same sheep is sick, and home after being away for

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Yeah same sheep is sick, and home after being away for weekend and she was down and listless
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
She won't drink, I walked her about after dragging her up and she stumbles .
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Currently lying down sick breathing but won't move
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 5 months ago.

Good morning,

Poor Freya!

How is her gum color just now (given her situation last time)?

What is her rectal temperature?

Is she eating at all?

Have you started pushing fluids, electrolytes, and propylene glycol (for energy)?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Thanks for the reply, I drove her over to Texas A&M last night, they are not sure what's wrong yet but she appears to have intra-cranial pressure, dont know why yet.
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 5 months ago.

No worries,

Goodness, the poor lass. She has been so unlucky! If she has increased pressure on her brain that usually will be due to space occupying lesions. In younger animals, it can be from brain bleeds (head trauma), parasitic cysts, inflammation or infection (ie bacterial, viral, protozoal, etc). Hopefully, they've started treating her to lower that pressure (they usually will perk up with that) and are isolating the root case triggering this for her.

Best wishes & do let me know how she gets on,

Dr. B.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Yeah, that what they said last night they are treating for most things . Thank you
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 5 months ago.

Good, I am glad they are. And as she is in specialist hands, they should be covering most our bases and give her the best chance here.

Best wishes for her,

Dr. B.