Ewe with big udder

JoeFo

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Any suggestions as to what might be wrong with this ewe, due to lamb in the next week or 2
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Dkb

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I don’t know what it is but I do know that I mistakenly didn’t cull a ewe last year that had it and she was twice as worse this year.

Had to pen her by herself so that she wouldn’t get twin lamb from not being able to get to the trough in time.

Once lambed it went away. I also have her some anti inflammatory just Incase it would help with swelling.
 

Green farmer

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Livestock Farmer
Here an old girl I have, no mastitis . One of the nipples is touching the ground, and get caught in her back legs when she walks. The lambs drink off her when shes sitting down.will have to be her last year though. Shame as she has been a great trouble free mother up till now. Hoping as the lambs grow, they'll reduce down in size.
 

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neilo

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Here an old girl I have, no mastitis . One of the nipples is touching the ground, and get caught in her back legs when she walks. The lambs drink off her when shes sitting down.will have to be her last year though. Shame as she has been a great trouble free mother up till now. Hoping as the lambs grow, they'll reduce down in size.

Perhaps you’ve been over feeding her? ?

If the lambs can find the tears on their own then there’s not really an issue. If you have to intervene and waste time latching them on, then they are a liability imo.
 

Green farmer

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Livestock Farmer
Perhaps you’ve been over feeding her? ?

If the lambs can find the tears on their own then there’s not really an issue. If you have to intervene and waste time latching them on, then they are a liability imo.

She was with the rest of the ewes scanned twins and fed .8kg meal for the last few weeks. You might have a point as her lambs were big when born. Maybe she was one of the greedy ones around the trough. Either way, the rest had normal sized dugs. With age, shes 5 or 6 now, can't see her being any better next year.
 

neilo

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Mixed Farmer
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Montgomeryshire
She was with the rest of the ewes scanned twins and fed .8kg meal for the last few weeks. You might have a point as her lambs were big when born. Maybe she was one of the greedy ones around the trough. Either way, the rest had normal sized dugs. With age, can't see her being any better next year.

I was more looking at the bagful in front of her.;)
 

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