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Surprise birth - CD&T vaccine?

Discussion in 'Everything Else Sheep' started by ruddenca, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. Feb 2, 2017
    ruddenca

    ruddenca Just born

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    Had a surprise birth yesterday (mom was bred much earlier in the Fall than we thought)! Because of this, I didn't have time to give her the CD&T vaccine 4 weeks before giving birth. What should I do, go ahead and give it to her now? Many thanks.
     
  2. Feb 2, 2017
    mysunwolf

    mysunwolf True BYH Addict

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    Yep, just give mom and baby the CDT vaccine now, then a booster for the baby in 3-4 weeks.
     
  3. Feb 2, 2017
    norseofcourse

    norseofcourse Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Congrats on the birth and welcome to BYH! What kind of sheep are they? And we'd love to see some pictures!

    What mysunwolf said about the vaccine. I'd do the little one again at 10 or 12 weeks old, too.
     
  4. Feb 3, 2017
    Latestarter

    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Moderator

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    Greetings and welcome to BYH! Congrats on your new born lamb(s?) :clap You didn't mention so I would guess there were no issues with the lambing? :D =D Seems you already got your question answered but I hope you'll stick around and join us. We have a great group of Sheeple here and could always use more. Browse around the forum and make yourself at home. Oh, and as mentioned pictures are always welcome ;)
     
  5. Feb 3, 2017
    ruddenca

    ruddenca Just born

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    Thanks so much for the responses and the kind welcome! Yes, you assumed right, the birth was seamless. We started raising Soay sheep a couple of years ago and this is our second breeding season. We have three ewes and last year's births were the easy peasy as well. I've actually never witnessed one yet they come so fast! We also raise goats, and have two does so are expecting some kids the spring as well. Here's a pic of mom and baby, if you're unfamiliar with the breed as you can see they are very unique looking. They are a heritage breed of wild sheep from Scotland, very hardy. Thanks again, happy to have found such a nice community!
     

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    Latestarter

    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Moderator

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    Beautiful! :bow Thanks for sharing :D
     
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    Sheepshape

    Sheepshape True BYH Addict

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    Gorgeous lamb. Soays are such tough little sheep....very primitive, very hardy.

    Mum and lamb look SO comfortable. What sex is the lamb?
     
  8. Feb 3, 2017
    Mike CHS

    Mike CHS Herd Master

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    Really good looking mom and baby - glad you joined us.
     
  9. Apr 5, 2017
    Gorman Farm

    Gorman Farm Ridin' The Range

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    Wow they are really different, very pretty! Congrats on your new addition.
     
  10. May 12, 2017
    NorWolfFarms

    NorWolfFarms Exploring the pasture

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    Very good looking mom and lamb. Are they hair sheep, or do they shed their wool? I'm guessing being from Scotland it is the latter? Thanks for the picture, and I hope the wee one grows well.