What has this sheep got?

Pan mixer

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Mixed Farmer
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Near Colchester
I will ask the vet but I thought someone here might know more quickly.

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Mc115reed

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Livestock Farmer
Got 2 tups with the same thing.. I drained them and filled them with blue spray not had chance catch them again see if they’ve come back… very thick puss in them when I drained them I assumed they’d been rolling round in a bush and got a
Thorn or 3 stuck in them
 

Farmworker82

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Mixed Farmer
I’ve got a tup covered in these, I think they bother me more than him, I just put blue spray on them and click extra as normal, worried they are the perfect things to get maggots?!
 

Al R

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Livestock Farmer
Location
West Wales
So far thanks for the replies.

I should have put in more info;

definitely not shearing damage, Easycare ewes don't have that.

No other bumps on the body anywhere.

Not a vac bump - we never vac at that end of a sheep.

Do sheep get warbles?

Are there any warbles in Essex?
I heard a warble fly around 15-16 years ago on a seriously hot day! Mine have mainly got them where you’re are and no possible injection could have happened there and all homebred so can’t say they were bought in with previous owner causing it
 

Pan mixer

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Near Colchester
I heard a warble fly around 15-16 years ago on a seriously hot day! Mine have mainly got them where you’re are and no possible injection could have happened there and all homebred so can’t say they were bought in with previous owner causing it
Mine are homebred too, no new sheep for years
 

gtigriff

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Location
Monmouthshire
I had some pus filled lumps on a tup before, I suspected it was from catching under a strand of barbed wire that was high enough to miss the ewes? Got rid of the wire and cleaned out the puss, bit of cyclo spray seemed to clear the abscesses?
 
I know it doesn’t help but I’ve seen a few sheep covered in these over the years . That looks like a quite think skinned sheep but I have seen similar lumps that the surface is almost jelly like and just shearing over it causes it to bleed
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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