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Weak 3 Month Lamb

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Sheep' started by phils, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. Apr 11, 2018
    phils

    phils Exploring the pasture

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    Hey people. This lamb was found as a newborn one morning severely hypothermic and barely alive. We managed to revive it and we've been bottle feeding it for the last 3 months. From the beginning it had a hard time walking but it's always been especially week in the hindquarters since then. Recently I've been noticing that it doesn't take much more than a bump to knock him flat, although he manages to get around quite well otherwise. Any thoughts on what could be causing this weakness? He's small...around 30 lbs. I wormed him with Ivermecton recently and he's had hay, minerals, and concentrated pellets all his life like the other lambs. Thanks!
     
  2. Apr 11, 2018
    mysunwolf

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    I would do a fecal to see if there are any other worms, and especially check his eyelids for anemia due to cocci or barber pole. Give him a shot of BoSe if you are in a selenium deficient area, and give him Vit B complex. Does he have free access to the pellets?
     
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  3. Apr 12, 2018
    promiseacres

    promiseacres Herd Master

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    X2 definitely get a fecal done asap.
     
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