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Thin yearling

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

  1. Oct 12, 2018
    secuono

    secuono Herd Master

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    Ordered some blood tubes, will take blood to test for Johne's.
     
  2. Oct 15, 2018
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    Got blood drawn. Wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.
     
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  3. Oct 23, 2018
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    Well, she seems to like pumpkin.
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  4. Oct 24, 2018
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    She's gobbled it down to the skin!

    Also, her test results are back, negative for Johnes.
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    Any ideas what else her issue could be?
     
  5. Oct 24, 2018
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    Just general unthriftiness? Sure she wasn't a bottle baby? Raised wrong I know their rumens can really fail to develop properly and they're unable to use forage properly for at least a year or two, sometimes their whole lives. Otherwise I have no idea.
     
  6. Dec 20, 2018
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    So much to do that I haven't weighed her again, but still thin.
    Now in a coat to prevent thorns pulling out her broken wool, out with others like normal, but she gets 18% feed every day when they come in for the night.
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  7. Mar 20, 2019
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    Alright, terrible pics, but it seems she's at a lean, but not skinny, weight now.
    Removed her coat the other week, it kept her wool from easily plucking out during winter by weeds.
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