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Sheep help needed - Ewe looks swollen after shearing! Sick or fat?

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Sheep' started by TinySheepRancher, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Mar 19, 2017
    TinySheepRancher

    TinySheepRancher Exploring the pasture

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    IMG_3884.JPG IMG_3880.JPG Hi,

    I just sheared my sheep this weekend, and my ewe has large swollen areas on her sides behind her front legs. I couldn't see these under all her wool before. It's too far forward for bloat. The areas don't feel particularly hard or soft (don't seem fluid filled). Is she just chubby?? She has seemed a bit slower than her brothers the last few weeks too. I am going to take her to the vet tomorrow, but I am really worried in the mean time. Has anyone seen anything like this?

    Sorry for the double posting, but I accidentally put this in new member introductions too.

    Thanks!
    Robin
     
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    purplequeenvt

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    Looks like fat pads to me! Someone needs to go on a diet.
     
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    TinySheepRancher

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    Thanks! Have you seen ones that stick out this far? It seems so strange that it's so localized.
     
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    purplequeenvt

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    I've seen sheep much fatter. Fat pads that stick out on their sides and butts.
     
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    both sides or one side only