- Jan 29, 2019
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One of my older whethers has become pretty ill. I noticed him acting a little lethargic a few days ago and just dismissed it as part of the cold (we are currently experiencing -20F temperatures right now). The next day I noticed he was not getting up for food so I tried to pick him up and have him stand. He refused and it seemed like his front two legs were locked in a bent position. We moved him to a separate pen with a heating pad and his brother to keep him company. He had a low temperature of 98. He is drinking and eating and seems to have perked up a little more, but is defecating on himself and still cannot get up. We moved him into our heated shed with the heating pad to see if warming him up would help things, but he is still the same and continues to have a temperature of only 99.5. He also has a cough now and sounds very congested. When he breathes heavily, it sounds like there is fluid stuck in his throat. We are trying to do as much as we can for him at home as we are trying to avoid stressing him out any further by taking him to the vet. We are willing to do whatever. Any advice is welcome, and if you have any idea what this could be, please comment and let me know ASAP!