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  1. HappyShep76

    Heated gloves/mittens for riding quad

    Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a good set of either heated gloves or mittens. I’ve been looking at them online and I’m very tempted to get a pair for this winter. We have heated grips on the quad but for some reason the one on the throttle side always stops working.....
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    Sudden death of week old lamb

    Picked up a lamb today that was badly bloated and was unable to stand up. After a few minutes of travelling on the quad lots of muddy looking fluid started to poor out of it’s nose and mouth. It then fitted and died. I opened it up when I got to the yard and the fluid was coming from the...
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    Lamb born with a hole in it’s back

    Had a lamb born today with an open patch over its spine. It’s front end works fine but it was just scooting round on its bum in a big circle. Obviously we had to put it down but I just wondered if anyone could shed any light as to what it was called or if anyone has had something similar...
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    Lamb with crow injuries

    picked up what I thought was a dead lamb earlier. Crows were pecking at it as pulled up on the quad. They have punctured his eye but not removed it. I gave him glucose, tubed him and put him in the hot box. He is now walking about and lively. I’ve only just noticed as I tried to bottle feed him...
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    What’s wrong with this lamb?

    Just wondered if anyone can shed any light on what’s going on with this lamb. He was born yesterday, a nice sized single. He’s very vocal and sucks from a bottle without stopping for breath hardly. The trouble is it cannot stand up and wildly waves his legs about. He is eyes are constantly...
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    Dog box for quad & gator

    I’m looking for a dog box that I can put on the back of the quad and in the gator. Current dog keeps falling from the quad unless I have him on my knee. Not ideal when he’s wet and mucky. He’s quite a big collie. Just wondering what other people used and where to get them from. Any...
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    Copper injection guns

    Hi everyone We are currently going through the ewes with Heptavac, footvax and copper. The trouble is the copper is ruining our repeater guns for some reason. I got through 3 on Friday, including 2 brand new ones. It just doesn’t want to come into the barrel out of the bottle. I ended up...
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    Mycoplasma in bought in calves.

    Hello all. We’re currently going through a nightmare time with our bought in Hereford X replacement calves. The story so far is: May 26th we got our first batch of 73 heifer calves. They came from our usual supplier from Cheshire from whom we’ve had no problems in the past. Before they arrive...
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    Any ideas what caused this?

    Hi all I picked up a big single lamb yesterday that has just melted away over this week. It was about 8 weeks old and had previously shown no signs of ill health or lameness. It was quite lethargic when we gathered the group up and was huffing and puffing before it even moved. It had a shot of...
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    Collie with raw feet

    My dog has had a busy few days this week and has managed to blister off some of her pads on her front feet. Sorry for the poor pictures but it was hard to get any without her tongue in the way.... Apart from a bit of time out (not as easy as it sounds), is there anything I can put on or soak...
  11. HappyShep76

    Collie with raw feet

    My dog has had a busy few days this week and has managed to blister off some of her pads on her front feet. Sorry for the poor pictures but it was hard to get any without her tongue in the way.... Apart from a bit of time out (not as easy as it sounds), is there anything I can put on or soak...
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    Big lamb lost use of back legs

    Hi all. Yesterday when doing my first checks I noticed a lamb that was stood with it’s rear end dipped down lower than normal but still following mum. I went past it again at lunch at it looked like it was a ewe lamb squatting for a pee. By 3pm it was sat like a dog and dragging both back legs...
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    Calf with black dung

    Just wondering if anyone can shed light on what’s going on with him. He’s a 2 week old Charolais being fed on a teat feeder (mum died from horrendous caesarean). Feeding 2 litres 3 times a day. All was well with him until Monday. He’s now lethargic and not that keen for milk. I substitute the...
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    Lamb gone of legs for a 2nd time

    Has anyone got any ideas what may be going on with her? She’s 2 1/2 weeks old and has been a pet lamb since birth. She was hyperthermic and also had a small hole pecked in her skull from crows. Apart from a bad start she’s been just fine and an extremely keen drinker ad lib. A week ago she was...
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    Thanks for your pet lamb advice

    Just a quick update on our pet lambs this year. I followed the advice suggested here on the forum when I asked why last years lambs may have been blowing and dying before weaning. I put them all on ad lib cold milk this time and I’ve just weaned the first 25 with not a single bloater so far in...
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    Orphan lamb feeding .

    Hello all. As our ladies are now only 4 weeks away from lambing I thought I’d ask the question of how you all go about feeding your orphan lambs. Last year we peaked at 101 orphans. All was going well until about 4 weeks into rearing. The lambs then started to randomly blow after being fed...

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