Have a ewe that is due to lamb this year scanned barren. Has been in terrible condition all year and got meal all winter and was housed for part of the winter with other ewes who were lacking thrive. Any ideas to get her going again? Has plenty of energy but is in really poor condition and...
Have a mule ewe panting hard and a bit of a snotty nose. Weather a bit warmer this evening, also getting some meal - 300g. Stomach slightly bloated. I gave her some baking soda which calmed her down a good bit, any idea what causes this?
I used to leave the wrapped bales out in the fields loose for the winter, no issues with the sheep. However this year they have started ripping the plastic. Any ideas to keep them away apart from putting up a fence?
What is people’s approach to weaning? Thinking of weaning half the lambs (larger ones) and leaving the smaller ones with the ewes for another few weeks until bigger. Any issues with this, what are people’s approach?
Have noticed the last few days some of the lambs are walking with swollen knees (one knee)
They were all lambed outside and were dipped with iodine.
Got rings about 10 days ago, no sign of infection on the lambs so don’t think it’s joint ill
Any suggestions what may be up?
I have a ewe down the past 24 hours. Brought to the vet who gave antibiotic, glycerine, calcium and magnesium. Big fit healthy single lamb and she has plenty of milk.
She’s stable, eating (mad for nuts) and drinking but no strength in legs.
Any advice to get her going?
Hi all, I’ve noticed the ewes are getting dirty since lambing (started the past week) They were dosed last March. Thinking it might be fresh grass that they’ve moved on, were on haylage and nuts. Any other thoughts?