Help/ advice an ill sheep

Jdunn55

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Thanks all for you help, shes still with us and is looking ok.
first thing when found...for a good size ewe100 ml of calciject 6 under the skin , injected in both sides over the ribs. using a 20ml syringe. warm in your pocket on the way there.

and a second dose very late that evening, keep an eye on her with a big mark on her back to watch for further symptoms, the next day or days...at which point if showing give her some more.
I didn't see this until now, is it worthwhile me giving her a second dose this morning?

Once again thankyou for all your help!
 

Agrivator

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Just do the same with any others showing the same symptoms. But to make life easier, try to get a small trailer to bring a sick sheep in.

And Propylene Glycol is the cheapest and effective Twin-lamb Disease remedy, but don't confuse it with the poisonous Ethylene Glycol, which is used as an antifreeze.
 
Just do the same with any others showing the same symptoms. But to make life easier, try to get a small trailer to bring a sick sheep in.

And Propylene Glycol is the cheapest and effective Twin-lamb Disease remedy, but don't confuse it with the poisonous Ethylene Glycol, which is used as an antifreeze.
Can you explain how to administer the stuff and how much to give? I was always told a certain volume in a small bucket of warm water if they will drink it.
 

Bury the Trash

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Mixed Farmer
The Ketosaid carton top will fit one of standard size drench carton tops so if you've got that particular size on your gun tube it can be used with normal drench gun/ drenching procedure.
20ml s gonna need 5 pumps for that so take it slowly so she can swallow each 20ml dose properly before the next one. I actually warm that up a bit as well , just a bit nicer for them and it flows a bit better .
Sit her up, or stand her up even if she will before drenching, ie dont drench them lying down.or some might get In to their lungs ...then it could be that there ' reumonia' :sneaky: will be your next problem....
 
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Might be worth putting some high energy blocks out as well as cake for the other ewes to give them a bit of a boost.
Glucose buckets too, as even the reluctant feeders will gobble these. (y)

Had our first case of TLD two days ago, pretty mild and 2 x doses of PropGlycol and she is OK. More buckets going out... I do not thing the weather is suiting any animals, in or out!
 

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