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Weak Lamb

Discussion in 'Livestock & Forage' started by domsmith, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Hi All

    Had a set of triplets born, 2 were cold and needed warming. cant say they were the best of lambs.

    One of the lambs is not getting up, hasnt sucked, had to be tubed. temp is a bit low at 99.3. the last feed doesnt seem to have gone anywhere still feels as if its still in there. the lamb looks lathargic and week.

    any suggestions on what to try.

    thanks all

  2. moo-baa

    moo-baa Member

    If you have given it a good dose of colostrum before it was 6 hours old, it is probably just cold. Amazing what leaving them under a lamp for a few hours can do. Normally they just spring into life. If the other two are ok this one can always be your bottle fed lamb. Good luck.
  3. These where born yesterday, so its been warmed up for 24 hours. good colostrum within first few hours.

    yes you are right will be the bottle lamb.

  4. llamedos

    llamedos Staff Member


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