[Jacob-list] Sheep Falling Over and Unable to Get Up
mwallace at osprey.net
Sun Jan 16 09:39:21 EST 2005
I am very interested in any response to this problem also! We have had 2 ewes go down and unable to get up in the past couple of weeks. The vet wasn't much help, thought it may be Pregnancy Toxemia and gave us Propylene Glycol and Selenium in case that was the problem. After a couple days the older ewe got up and seems weak, but doing ok, the younger one is still having problems. The only thing we have come up with is that the hay we had been feeding was not good enough quality for them, so we increased the grain. It seems that may be the problem, they just weren't getting enough protein........I feel so bad about it, but we are learning as we go. This was hay from a new source this fall.
If anyone has other suggestions, please respond and Thanks!
Heritage Hill Homestead
~Song of Solomon 1:8 ~ If you do not know, O fairest among women, Follow in the footsteps of the flock, And feed your little goats Beside the shepherds' tents.
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