whats wrong with ewe

JD-Kid

Member
ok racking my brain and can't work it out. got sheep away on grazing so have not seen it first hand
young sheep rising 2 tooth not had lamb
can't get up head back just falls over if tried to stand up
seems bright
not stiff can open mouth easy legs bendable no foam around mouth nose etc
not paddling with feet
dry around face clean around arse no discolouring inside of legs
tilted head when sitting up then just lies down on side
any ideas or is it just a sheep that drew the short straw at the watering hole. and it had to find a diffrent way to die
is in a paddock that has been sprayed out with roundup and versatile [clopyralid] but think just normal weeds not hemlock etc
maybee a play fight got a bit rough and neck damage
 

Bury the Trash

Member
Mixed Farmer
yeah that would be spine damage not brain but anyway have you discounted a cyst from Gid ?

Other than that do you have ticks there ?

Having said that

Symptom Fits with A lesion in there somewhere , would be knocking her down, spine etc, but actually where and what caused by is a another matter
 
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JD-Kid

Member
CCN or listeriosis? Listeriosis sounds unlikely on grazing but we had a couple cases on stubble turnips last October so maybe consider it if pasture has been poached a bit?
might of been during winter. they graze cows there over winter but keep higher covers
older ryegrass paddocks so maybe some endophyte in it but why only one out of a mob of 430
checked every day so would of thought anything slower acting would of shown up earlyer
 

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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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