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    Lamb wool loss on eyes and ears

    Thanks for the reply, Sheepshape. No other sheep affected. I did not see any lice poop. You might be right about the ringworm. I am going to isolate him and use a spray to see if it helps.
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    Lamb wool loss on eyes and ears

    I have a lamb that has lost wool on ears and around eyes. It has been fairly rapid (2-3 days). This lamb was recently treated 3 weeks ago for parasites due to anemia.Any ideas as to cause and treating? Thanks
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    worming question

    I have a lamb that died this week. The autopsy came back as barber pole worms. I am checking the eyes of my other lambs to see which ones I need to worm. The vet recommends injecting Dectomax. I read on other sites that wormers should be given orally as a drench to sheep. Any thoughts on...
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    wethering question

    I was wondering if that was a possibility. I'm not sure if the whole testicle escaped the band. It seems pretty firm, but that might be because the other one is gone.
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    wethering question

    4 weeks I banded my first ram lamb. I was checking the results yesterday and was surprised to find that he still has one testicle. I had tried to be very careful to make sure I had both in the band. Can he still breed? Should I butcher him when the time comes and band a different ram? He seems...
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    sick sheep

    Thanks for the reply. The poop is runny and dark green. She is still alert and eats and drinks. The ram has been in with her since December. She doesn't have a runny nose.
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    sick sheep

    Hi, this is my first year with sheep. I have 10 ewes, 1 ram and 13 new lambs. The ewes are Katadins. All are doing well except 1. This yearling ewe has had runny poop for about 4 weeks now. I assumed it was worms. I treated her at 1st with a drench of Ivermectin. 3 weeks later no improvement. I...
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    breeding question

    Thank you for your information. My main concern with breeding again to the father is I will lose more of the hair sheep traits- parasite resistance and hair loss. I thought if I kept it at a 50/50 hybrid I could maintain some of both breeds. I do like the increased milk production if I breed...
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    breeding question

    I am starting a dairy flock. I started with 10 katahdin ewes and 1 east friesen ram. They are lambing now. When I go to breed the lambs should I breed again to the ram or would it be better to keep one of the ram lambs to breed back to? Is there enough genetic difference between a ram and his...
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    Twin lambs, 2nd born dead

    Thank you all for your responses. I have had some more lambs since that 1st one and now I'm pretty sure it had died in the ewe prior to delivery. Yesterday we had 2 sets of twins and they came fairly soon after each other and I got to see the process and the water bags. We did have one with...
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    Twin lambs, 2nd born dead

    Hello, this is my 1st year with sheep. I have 10 ewes that are about to lamb. My first one had a lamb Tuesday night. This lamb is doing fine. The ewe had what I thought was afterbirth that wouldn't pass the next day. She was up and about and taking care of her lamb. The next morning I checked on...
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