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One of our sheep ran into a fence and we believe might've
One of our sheep ran into a fence and we believe might've broken her jaw. She doesn't appear to be in any pain but has realized she is unable to eat. Not sure if it's a fracture that could heal or com… read more
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2yr old second time lambing had water sac visible yesterday
2yr old second time lambing had water sac visible yesterday afternoon. No sign of labour.. eating.. wandering around pen.. bleating but doesn't seem in distress. Small water sac still visible this mor… read more
Dr Linda
Dr Linda
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctoral Degree
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We have an ewe that delivered twins- both died and one had
We have an ewe that delivered twins- both died and one had only three legs. She has a temp of 105 and continues to strain. What to do?… read more
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Dan C., DVM
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
160 satisfied customers
I have a 4-5 year old ewe that stagers badly and has done so
I have a 4-5 year old ewe that stagers badly and has done so for about 3 months. She initially appeared sick about 3-4 weeks after delivering twins, she was separated from the other sheep and placed o… read more
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I have a doe approx 5mos old. We took her in because her mother
I have a doe approx 5mos old. We took her in because her mother rejected her. She was part of a twin birth. We bottle fed her for 3 mos. Finally got her weaned and outside, She's in a pen by herself n… read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
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Doctoral Degree
22,387 satisfied customers
I have 2-day old twin Boer doelings. One has not nursed at
I have 2-day old twin Boer doelings. One has not nursed at all, one took several hours to locate the doe's teats. She has "fish teats" [tiny little things that I presume do not give milk. The drinker … read more
Steve O.
Steve O.
Practicing Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,640 satisfied customers
WE HAVE A CALF WHOSE MOTHER DIED GIVING BIRTH. CALF IS BEING
WE HAVE A CALF WHOSE MOTHER DIED GIVING BIRTH. CALF IS BEING BOTTLE FED PER FEED INSTRUCTIONS TWO FEEDINGS OF 1/2 GAL. EACH; HOWEVER, EVEN THOUGH CALF IS STRONG AND APPEARS HEALTHY SEEMS TO BE RAVENOU… read more
Dr. Todd
Dr. Todd
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
721 satisfied customers
Ewe gave birth to twins this past Sunday morning; one was alive
Ewe gave birth to twins this past Sunday morning; one was alive the other was dead. We watched from a distance and ewe would not let her lamb nurse..we waited patiently but nothing happened we waited … read more
Dr. Todd
Dr. Todd
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
721 satisfied customers
lamb: weak and sides sunken in, tail drooped which I recognized
I have a bummer lamb that was born Wednesday, Jan 11. He was found on Jan 12. He was weak and sides sunken in, tail drooped which I recognized as symptoms of not eating. Mother rejected him, his twin … read more
Dr. Todd
Dr. Todd
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
721 satisfied customers
sheep: is weak and wobbly and often lays down, she gets..seemed fine
Hi There, We have a ewe (sheep) which gave birth to 2 lambs 5 weeks ago, the lambs are doing really good & healthy etc....But the mother sheep is weak and wobbly and often lays down, she gets up on he… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,492 satisfied customers
I have managed health in a breeding sheep herd of 125, not
I started managing health of a breeding sheep herd (in VA) of approx 125 individuals, not counting spring lambs, about 25% wethers, 73% ewes, 2% rams) three years ago. It's an open (unfortunately) flo… read more
Steve O.
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Doctoral Degree
3,640 satisfied customers
We have a small boer and Saanen cross herd of approx 35 goats
We have a small boer and Saanen cross herd of approx 35 goats in the great southern region of WA. 2 days ago a female gave birth to twins, one of which was tangled in placenta and cord when I found it… read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
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Doctoral Degree
22,387 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
721 satisfied customers
calf: month old..started walking..trouble with his front legs
I have a month old calf , his mother died at birth. Two weeks age he started walking real slow like his hoofs or shoulders or knees were sore. He gets up but some times has trouble with his front legs… read more
CountryDoc
CountryDoc
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Doctoral Degree
326 satisfied customers
i have a lamb that my boss has been feeding by bottle for the
i have a lamb that my boss has been feeding by bottle for the last few weeks. It has developed a snuffy nose, clear discharge from one eye and she is not drinking her bottle. she normaly drinks them r… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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ten-day-old lamb, mother had no milk so weve been feeding
ten-day-old lamb, mother had no milk so we've been feeding her lamb milk replacer. she has been healthy, frisky, had a good appetite. suddenly her hindquarters have become weak and she refuses food. h… read more
Dr. M.
Dr. M.
Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
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Boer nannie had twins 1/19/2010 1 lived one died breech. the
Boer nannie had twins 1/19/2010 1 lived one died breech. the mother came down with dierra and has a bad odder rotten smell. i have had her on penacilon for two days not getting better what should i tr… read more
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CountryDoc
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Doctoral Degree
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My female nubian goat had 2 kids yesterday. They are not nursing
My female nubian goat had 2 kids yesterday. They are not nursing because the mama teats are too low to the ground. Before we got her she had infection in them and they were long and low to begin with.… read more
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