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She is a week old. Lethargic, ears down, doesn't seem to
She is a week old. Lethargic, ears down, doesn't seem to want to try to nurse, sounds raspy. Gave oxytetracycline yesterday - can we give penacilin today? … read more
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Dr. B.
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Two day old lamb mom has bad adema of teats so we are bottle
two day old lamb mom has bad adema of teats so we are bottle feeding.were doing well but became chilled. we got the lamb warm and ate now alot of manure with straining.consistancy of thick toothpaste … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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A new born lamb born may 17/ 16 is not walking would take a
a new born lamb born may 17/ 16 is not walking would take a few steps and fall over on the right side. Did drink from mom with assistance, now feeding from bottle. gave selenium e shots seemed to help… read more
Doug Nieh
Doug Nieh
DVM
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I have a calf who is showing intense signs of pneumonia, He
I have a calf who is showing intense signs of pneumonia, He was treated 6 days ago with Draxxin and a support of dexamethazone...that pulled him out of distress within about 24 hrs,he started nursing … read more
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Dr. B.
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If I lock my lambs up in the chicken house each night, can
If I lock my lambs up in the chicken house each night, can they catch any diseases from the chook pooh and chooks. How warm does it need to be for me to be able to leave them outside of the chicken ho… read more
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Dr. B.
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I have a 3 day old lamb that got colostrum for 18 hrs and which
I have a 3 day old lamb that got colostrum for 18 hrs and which I have been bottle feeding. She somehow got out of her pen (it is very cold here) and is acting very strange, like her back legs don't w… read more
Dr. Steve
Dr. Steve
Practicing Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,779 satisfied customers
We have a 2 day old lamb hand feeding with difficulty. It seems
We have a 2 day old lamb hand feeding with difficulty. It seems rather retarded, it takes at least 30 minutes to feed on 150ml of supplement hand does not seem to be able to suckle correctly. You have… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinarian
23,811 satisfied customers
today a ewe lamb had twins. both are unable to stand. when
today a ewe lamb had twins. both are unable to stand. when i hold them up there is no balance. when they try to walk their legs fly all over. is this nerve damage or lack of nutrients? they may have f… read more
Dr. M.
Dr. M.
Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
133 satisfied customers
I have a 10-day old lamb that we have been bottle feeding for
I have a 10-day old lamb that we have been bottle feeding for 7 days. She has made progress - she is eating 6 oz 4 times a day vigorously. However she is still very weak standing on her legs and somet… read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
Large and small animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
21,347 satisfied customers
Need veterinarian for this question -more specifically one
Need veterinarian for this question -more specifically one who knows SHEEP. Have a 6 month old ram lamb (katahdin breed) is sick and unable to keep up with herd. Has a clear "hiccup" action noticeable… read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
Large and small animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
21,347 satisfied customers
We have a newborn lamb, less than 24 hrs old. He is from a
We have a newborn lamb, less than 24 hrs old. He is from a third year ewe who had a healthy single the first year, followed by healthy twins the second - she has been a very good mama in the past. We … read more
Dr. Todd
Dr. Todd
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
754 satisfied customers
Im at a loss...2week old bottle calf...we took her from her
I'm at a loss...2week old bottle calf...we took her from her mother because she could not get her head down low enough to find the teat..."Dummy Calf Syndrome"? Anyway brought her to the house not kno… read more
Dr. Jill
Dr. Jill
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
289 satisfied customers
We had a twins lambs born on the 29th of December to a 1st
We had a twins lambs born on the 29th of December to a 1st year ewe, male & female. The female appears to be doing fairly well but we were worried that the ewe might not have enough milk for the two l… read more
Dr. Todd
Dr. Todd
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
754 satisfied customers
I have an 11 day old bottle lamb who I believe is constipated.
I have an 11 day old bottle lamb who I believe is constipated. She was fine until yesterday when I went out to giver her a bottle she acted like she could barely stand up. Now today she can barely wal… read more
Dr. Lazarcheff
Dr. Lazarcheff
Emergency and Critical Care Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
535 satisfied customers
I am currently bottle feeding 46 boer goat kids - all received
I am currently bottle feeding 46 boer goat kids - all received colostrum from goat mums - I am using a kid and lamb milk replacer (Provilac). All the bubs have been doing well until the couple of week… read more
Dr. Berry
Dr. Berry
Veterinarian
DVM
78 satisfied customers
I have a baby lamb. Approximately 3 weeks old. She took to
I have a baby lamb. Approximately 3 weeks old. She took to the bottle well. My husband put a rubber band around her tail about 10 days ago. I noticed when she goes #2, it looks white and bubbly. She s… read more
Dr. MD Stafford
Dr. MD Stafford
Veterinarian
DVM
250 satisfied customers
I have 3 baby lambs, orphaned last sat.; they are 12 days old.
I have 3 baby lambs, orphaned last sat.; they are 12 days old. We think the ewe actually had a 4th lamb inside, was unable to deliver that lamb, she died. The 3 orphans have been on milk replacer (Sav… read more
Dr. Dustin
Dr. Dustin
Doctoral Degree
45 satisfied customers
I have a six day old lamb that has developed swollen eyes.
I have a six day old lamb that has developed swollen eyes. The eyelashes don't appear to be touching the eye and the eye itself is not red. She is still eating and playing. Any ideas? She is a bottle … read more
Dr. MD Stafford
Dr. MD Stafford
Veterinarian
DVM
250 satisfied customers
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