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Discussion in 'Everything Else Sheep' started by Animal Person, May 14, 2019.

  1. May 14, 2019
    Animal Person

    Animal Person Overrun with beasties

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    i Notice today my breeding you, was very bloated and uncomfortable I’ll attach some pictures of what I’m saying. She does not look good. What do I do??
     

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    secuono

    secuono Herd Master

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    Rectal prolapse may not be related or was made noticable by the sudden lack of internal space.
    Bloat you need baking soda and possibly other OTC meds for it.
    Baking soda should always be available.
    Green snot, a tiny bit, is somewhat normal for sheep pigging on grass, but yours looks excessive and probably related to the bloat.
    Pen up, treat, only give water and plain, old hay for a day. Slowly reintroduce regular feed afterwards.

    My memory is crud, so I can't tag other sheep members, sorry.
     
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    secuono

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    There is a Diseases and Injuries section for sheep that this should be under.
     
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    Baymule

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    Drench with mineral oil and walk her. The green worries me. I had a horse die of colic, his stomach had ruptured from the pressure and green gunk was coming out his nose. He died before the vet got there.

    I would get her to the vet ASAP. If that is not an option, then drench her with mineral oil and make her walk. I had a ewe bloat a couple of weeks ago and that's what I did. I pushed her butt to make her move. I also gave her baking soda. When she would stop, I rubbed her belly. I make her walk for 3 hours, she pooped probably a dozen times, her sides went down and she looked better. She survived and the next morning was as normal as ever.

    Do you have other sheep? Look them over carefully to make sure that they are not bloating too. Has she been on new pasture? Get into feed? Look into what caused her to bloat so you can keep the others from bloating also.

    Put out baking soda for your sheep immediately.

    Keep us posted on her progress. I wish you and her the best.
     
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    Baymule

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    Do you have a drench gun? If not, use a syringe. Give her a half of a cup of mineral oil with the syringe, slowly, giving her time to swallow it. The mineral oil is a laxative and will blow out the gas. If she is pooping and farting, that is a good sign. Mix some baking soda with water and syringe her with it.
     
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    Looks like bloat to me, due to eating lush greens. I'd go along with what has already been said....baking sold being my 'go to' medication.....drench gun or syringe , slowly,until she belches like a steam boat.

    The 'snot' is probably where she has (normally) regurgitated and is from green grass.

    The rectal prolapse is probably due to her tail having been docked too short. Usually it doesn't worsen unless the animal gets really severe diarrhoea.

    Good Luck (and let us know how you get on)
     
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    Baymule

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