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Thin yearling

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Sheep' started by secuono, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. Aug 2, 2018
    Sheepshape

    Sheepshape True BYH Addict

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    Secuono...she doesn't look too bad to me...but I know that pics. can be SO deceptive. hopefully, she's just a slender young lady who will fill out with time.

    Can we have a some of your rain, please? We've lacked proper rain much of this summer and have poor pasture and no winter fodder.

    Really wet conditions (as we usually have here) predispose to liver fluke as well as worms. The intermediate host for liver fluke is a small snail, hence the risk from wet pasture. Check whether fluke is endemic in the region which your new ewe came from and treat her if it is. Sudden death can occur with liver fluke....though often the animals who die appear well nourished and healthy, not thin.

    Good Luck.
     
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  2. Aug 2, 2018
    secuono

    secuono Herd Master

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    Yeah, it's hard to get it in a picture, but hip points, shoulder and spine are all raised, no meat on her. Even laying down, you can see that in person.

    Valbazen treats adults, but not the younger fluke. I can't find Triclabendazole in USA.


    Please take our rain, I'm very sick of it!
    Raining again now.

    I can hardly keep up with mowing because of all the rain. =/
     
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    California needs rain too, but too much of anything can be a bad thing. Here in So Cal we are hardly bothered by worms since the ground is so dry that they can't live. BUT when we have a bad rain year (El Nino) or tropical storms from Mexico, we flood because the ground is so hard the rain runs off before it can soak in. Then stuff that was dormant for years comes alive and catches us unaware. Dogs all got Giardiasis one rainy year - didn't know what it was, never heard of it before. Stools like water, lost weight, now I know what it is and how to stop it.

    Hope you have a respite from the rain soon, and your pastures can dry out. :cool: Hopefully, now the scours are under control and she has been wormed she will put some weight on. :hugs
     
  4. Aug 9, 2018 at 10:32 AM
    secuono

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    Treating her for cocci.
    She's getting feed 3-4x a day and still no weight gain.
    If the cocci treatment doesn't help, vet will be called out.
     
  5. Aug 9, 2018 at 10:33 AM
    secuono

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    Oh, she is 20 inches tall. A wee taller than her mom, so that means my smallest Babydoll is 19"!!!
    I need a smaller ram....
    This sickly ewe, at this point, is being removed from the breeding list and will be in the lamb paddock.