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|Urbanentelechy||Posted 04/30/12 08:29PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|I got a Shetland ewe and her twins 5 days ago. Everybody is settling in but I noticed that the little ram won't stop shaking. At first I thought maybe it was stress, from moving and getting banded. But he is still shaking, his mouth feels warm and he runs and plays with his sister.
I need to know what to do or what I should look out for. I have seen him nursing but only a little.
|EmsoffLambs||Posted 04/30/12 08:46PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Does he stand hunched up? Shivering and standing hunched up are both signs that he's not getting enough to eat. It could be that the ewe isn't making enough milk for both the lambs. Check her udder for any hard spots.|
|Urbanentelechy||Posted 04/30/12 09:25PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|He does seem a little hunched but not dramatically. I got some milk replacer for him today, but he would only drink 4ozs between two feedings. I am going to try again in a bit. How much should I try to get into him, if he is nursing a little? Thank you :)|
|KassiesMom||Posted 04/30/12 09:28PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|How warm was the milk replacer? |
|SHADOWRAN||Posted 04/30/12 09:32PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|I wonder if he got enough colostrum? seen that before and they have a real hard time surviving
|EmsoffLambs||Posted 04/30/12 09:52PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|It can take them a while to figure out the bottle if they've been on a ewe for a little while. I'd just offer him warm milk replacer 2-3 times a day. He'll figure it out eventually.|
|DonD1||Posted 04/30/12 09:58PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Take his temperature. Lambs getting too few calories will be running at temp under 102. How much under is a sign of how serious.
Totally agree with Crystal, just keep offering warm milk replacer.
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