[Jacob-list] sick Ram
Neal and Louise Grose
nlgrose at yadtel.net
Thu Jan 1 20:21:45 EST 2004
An injury from this summer does not sound like the likely problem. There are few things that I can think of that will make a ruminant throw up. I have heard of sheep and goats throwing up after eating rhododendron or mountain laurel (Known as "Sheep Kill" in the N.C. moutains). Does he have access to any shrubs? Never underestimate boredom as a precursor to Ovine Stupidity Syndrome.
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From: Heather Fogel
To: jacob-list at jacobsheep.com
Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2004 6:28 PM
Subject: [Jacob-list] sick Ram
I have a ram that is throwing up. Have talked to the vets (2 different ones) who have no clue as to what could be wrong. He doesn't have an abscess tooth, no temp. He has a normal stool. He is throwing up wet, slimy and sometimes foamy food. He is on a hay only diet, which is a mixture of orchard grass and alfalfa from our own pastures. He is also the only one who is sick. He has access to clean water, and mineral.
We are thinking that it is possible he sustained some injury this summer, when he was in with a ram that was quite mean (he has left the premises).
heather at littleshadyacres.com
Home to Jacob sheep, Soay sheep and many Chickens.
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