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|bmc1026||Posted 07/30/12 02:24PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|We had a lamb born Saturday single ewe lamb, moved mom and baby to the pen for closer observation, baby had the colustrum, the issue is now she looks very weak, I have been supplementing her with goats milk, she drinks it all all prob 5 ounces. I gave mom Bo-se before she was bred, also mom was bred on August 6th. Was thinking about a vitamin B injection. Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks|
|iheartsheepgirl||Posted 07/30/12 02:51PM Changed 07/30/12 02:58PM|
|Can you get any milk out of the ewe? Have you seen the lamb nurse? Can you put the teat in the lamb's mouth and does she suck? Sometimes we will get a dumb lamb that doesn't know how to suck or find the teat.
So, what we do in that situation is milk the ewe out a couple times a day and feed that to the lamb, and put the lamb on the teat first before we tube or give them the bottle. Our vet says they will "get it" in 48 hours.
Vitamin B is used as an appetite stimulant, and it sounds like she has an appetite.
|bmc1026||Posted 07/30/12 03:15PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|She has found the nipple and I have seen the milk foam
Up around her mouth, I have been supplementing her too with dairy goat milk, she cries, but other than that not a whole going on.
|solaura||Posted 07/30/12 04:35PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Bred Aug 6. lambed last Saturday|
|bmc1026||Posted 07/30/12 04:47PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Yep figured its early especially for a single lambed on the 28th. I have seen her get uP and nurse and then on top of I am supplementing her with dairy goat milk, after she nurses she lays down asap|
|KassiesMom||Posted 07/30/12 05:31PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Is she bred for Aug 6th? If so, wouldn't that make her bred in March?|
|bmc1026||Posted 07/30/12 05:32PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Yes she was bred on the sixth of march sorry about that lol
|SHADOWRAN||Posted 07/30/12 06:08PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|had me confused too, still try to milk the ewe maybe the milk isn't flowing as good as it could and its hard for the lamb to get some.|
|bmc1026||Posted 07/30/12 06:22PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Thanks guys will try that too, I know she did have a lot coming out this morning.|
|DownWithHair||Posted 07/30/12 10:34PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|I would use a lamb milk replacer instead of goat milk. I got a bottle lamb from a friend that was very weak to the point it couldn't baa and I was surprised it made it home let alone live period. She had given it only goat milk from her dairy goats. It's poop was very weird...mush that was nearly all white. I switched cold turkey to milk replacer and saved him. I know a lot of people use a nanny, but after seeing and dealing with him, I will never use goat milk on one|
|iheartsheepgirl||Posted 07/30/12 10:48PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|If the ewe is milking, why not save the milk replacer and the goat milk and feed the lamb the ewe's milk? |
|bmc1026||Posted 07/30/12 11:18PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|The main reason I am using goats milk is based of of previous experience with good results and I have three heavy milking does. I am using the goats milk as a back up she took to it pretty quick so far do good it looks the lamb is starting to improve a little bit :)|
|lamblover445||Posted 07/31/12 01:56PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|How do you get more cover and muscle on your lambs??|
|DownWithHair||Posted 07/31/12 02:58PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Start your own thread or use the search bar. This thread has nothing to do with that, so you will get more help that way.|
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