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|SHADOWRAN||Posted 08/09/12 07:24AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|We have lamb here that doesn't eat all of it feed leaves about half and sometimes everything, been given the B12 still not a good eater, show is 5 weeks out and she needs the weight.
I don't know if I ever had this happen before most of them suck down the feed fast she has been on the same feed since she was big anough to eat itlike all the others, and you guys know this isn't my first rodeo.
|DownWithHair||Posted 08/09/12 08:11AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|My best luck with my troublesome downer was taking away a feeding...have to do it once out twice a week but it gets him eating all of it. He never got fat as I wanted but he looks fine...just your typical true February|
|MommaEwe||Posted 08/09/12 08:16AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|I will tell you I bought a product called natural bloom from Sarah Brister had a lamb that wouldn't Leave feed every time, I started that product and she eats everything!
|MommaEwe||Posted 08/09/12 10:23AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Oops would leave feed|
|califmom||Posted 08/09/12 11:50AM Changed 08/09/12 11:51AM|
|We had an issue like that earlier on with one lamb. It was recommended to me to try 10 cc's buttermilk which I gave twice a day, (20 cc's total as a drench). It did help the lamb and I liked the idea as it was simple to do and easy to get.|
|SHADOWRAN||Posted 08/10/12 12:44PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Found a new product today and ordered it.we will see what happens |
|SHADOWRAN||Posted 08/10/12 07:57PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Oh and taking away the feed didn't help this one, to bad too shes the best one going in this year and the judge coming likes her type.|
|sheep1||Posted 08/10/12 11:15PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|yogurt and buttermilk mixed left sitting out for a few hours. Creates plenty of bacteria for the rumen. Give about two ounces twice daily. Also some roughage, like alfalfa hay too scratch up the rumen for stimulation. Appetite Express is pretty good probiotic from Sullivan`s Supply.|
|feedguy||Posted 08/11/12 10:21AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|How much and what kind of hay are you feeding?|
|feedguy||Posted 08/11/12 10:24AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Eating one day leaving some the next, and not eating at all sounds like acidosis caused by insufficient fiber in the lamb's diet.|
|SHADOWRAN||Posted 08/11/12 10:41AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|yes we are feeding hay nad she gets more than the other but only after she eats her grain, I know this is a novice question, it is very hot here right now too. I cut out her supplements and she is eating better, just her show feed dry she doesn't like water in it.
SO we will try our best to get her tune up for the fair.
|bearkat||Posted 08/11/12 11:06AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|How long would you give the better milk/yogurt mil ? Till they start eating good?|
|GW2||Posted 08/11/12 11:24AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Sheep 1 is right. Nothing better than spoiled buttermilk to get the gut back in order. |
|califmom||Posted 08/11/12 03:15PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|When I gave just buttermilk I did it for three days. Also added a handful of oat hay with each feeding (I had been giving alfalfa). |
|sheep1||Posted 08/14/12 02:09PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Threed days should be long enough. I`d recommend twice daily. |
|N2win||Posted 08/15/12 08:48AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|two products I like. Catasol, give 3 - 6cc orally depending on weight and NutriDrench-30cc once per day.
Catasol has a 0 day withdrawl and also works well to reduce stress during shearing, hauling and showing.
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