Ewe lamb seems off

luvmypets

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I have been debating posting about this for some time but Im curious what others think of her. Little Stella was born a twin on march 15, she was unresponsive when born but I swung her and she was fine. She was normal happy, playful, and nursing. However at two weeks old she got some sort of sickness where her ears flopped down. As she started to heal I noticed that her left ear never came back up and her facial structure started developing very weird. I will show you a face on picture, she looks just plain odd. Other than her physical offness her behavior and habits are normal, she is super sweet and greets me everyday after school with kisses. Yesterday when my friend, who she has never met, came over and stella went right up and gave her a kiss. Im not sure what it could be, Im wondering if when she got sick her development was thrown off. Her eyes also squint a lot and sometimes they look weird but other times they are normal.
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She is such a sweet gal, and I really dont think she is sick. I just think somewhere along the line her facial structure got thrown off.

Here is her at a few days old, up until she got sick this is what she looked like.
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We have talked to the vet who says other than her face being odd she is healthy. She just reccomened we do not breed her as it could be hereditary.
 

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Here is a picture from last week, the others in this thread were from a month ago.
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I can't see anything obviously asymmetrical about her facial structure except the droopy ear/squinty eye.

Does her eye seem clear/unclouded? Are the whites of that eye normal color or are they red/inflamed/bloodshot?

I wonder if she has an ear infection or something. That could cause a droopy ear and a sore ear could make her eye squint.
 

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Her face doesn't look too abnormal to me. I have a little ram lamb who is having a similar problem right now. I've had to worm him multiple times and treat for cocci as well, he seems to have every problem in the book, in addition to his face being a little "off." But little Stella looks much better than my guy. And she is growing well, right? I wouldn't worry too much. Maybe continue to monitor her extra carefully, and take her temp every now and then. I might use her for breeding if she continues to do well.
 

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I agree, the face is off.
Remove the ears and what do you see...
Slight tilt, uneven sized nostrils, eye placement not symmetrical, OUR right side looking at pic ( actual sheep left side) is more pronounce around mouth... don't look at the wool. Just the features.

If she was unresponsive she may have a mild palsy. She may even had a mini stroke.

Does she by any chance have an ear infection?

Interesting isn't it.

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I just dont understand what happened, all the pictures leading up to her getting sick her face is symmetrical, ears are normal, eyes are normal. Another thing I will add is that after she got sick she would hold her cud in the left side of her face(side with droopyness) and look like a chipmunk. She doesn't do it anymore but it was odd behavior.
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I can't see anything obviously asymmetrical about her facial structure except the droopy ear/squinty eye.

Does her eye seem clear/unclouded? Are the whites of that eye normal color or are they red/inflamed/bloodshot?

I wonder if she has an ear infection or something. That could cause a droopy ear and a sore ear could make her eye squint.
Her eyes seem normal. If she had an ear infection how would I treat it?
 
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