I caught the poor thing and it had labored breathing with a heavy phlegm feel. | The Double Portion Ranch. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! This chapter is meant to provide an overview of the diseases that can affect sheep and lambs. Today I found a lamb that was frothing at the mouth and acting very docile. They are so preoccupied with the sensation of drowning in foam spew, that they have a hard time running with the herd, or paying attention to their surroundings. That was a bad shock. . So, like a 10 lb lamb, his little stomach would be the size of a small water balloon, so I’d prolly only do 3ml of oil. Given that your lambs are only 4 weeks old, they aren’t digesting much forage yet, so I’d be more inclined to attribute it to really good mother’s milk. There might be a tenuous relationship between the two, in that over-feeding grain can cause a situation where the rumen microbes can’t keep up with digesting it, it starts to ferment, creating acids, which then kill off some of the microbes. My lamb at 5 months old and back in mid July, it has diarrhea. There are now anti foaming agents that can help break the foam bubbles down (a product called “Burp” in this country). Any advice would be helpful. Be sure to vaccinate with CDT and adding baking soda to the oil can help too. Poor buggers eating good grass. But a big 50 lb lamb, I’d be inclined to do more, 12cc would be good. The "clover slobbers" that horses get does not AFAIK occur in sheep. Mouth breathing, weak and rapid heartbeat, low body temperature, extreme apprehension, anxious behavior, muscular weakness, and foaming at the mouth are symptomatic of this illness) (I'll keep thinking) Mike The foam at the mouth implies she might have had a fit I suppose, or it could just have happened as part of her death throws. Where as when it’s just froth coming up from the stomach, they are more just coughing, trying to expel all the foam, but not swallow. A lot of our grass is drying up (lack of hummus to hold moisture). Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Frothy Bloat Urine? Definitely “choke” can happen when they are gulping grain, and it looks similar, with a lot of saliva. 4) The sheep appeared healthy the day before, inspection in the last hour indicates that the remainder are healthy. It is skinny but bloat. However rabies is pretty rare in sheep *and* by no means always involves foaming at the mouth, whereas bloat or poisoning are VERY COMMON and definitely DO involve foaming at the mouth. You are here » Home » The Accidental Smallholder Forum » Livestock » Sheep » DEAD SHEEP !!! c. Cecilia- glad your grass is going good too, it’s going like gangbusters for us! Suffolk x romneys and Texel X with Romney Tup, Shetlands and Southdown Tup, Oh! There are so many possible causes of sudden death in sheep that it's too difficult  and pointless to guess. I tried oil and baking soda, but in vain. It is slightly reassuring that you mentuon the “many things affecting them at once” – i have no vet close at hand (remote island) and i wish i had learnt how to PM (i did want to be a vet years ago) so i could put my mind at rest and know what kills them- this unknowning state it difficult to deal with- exactly as you say- because i feel i have no idea how to stop it happening again when i dont know what “it” was. Clostridial diseases in Sheep. It happens a lot for me with bottle lambs that gorge milk all at once, but I have had it happen on young single lambs that have access to a lot of dam’s milk. While other lambs don’t twitch like it and muscles are warm. It’s just like putting oil in dishwater- the suds dissipate instantly. But it must be so scary for them to suddenly be choking. The vet put a tube down to try to expell the trapped gas but the foam blocked it and thats what makes it impossible for the gas to be expelled out the mouth- hence this being real frothy bloat. It might also be a sign of a lung problem. I put it on ciprofloxacin, smecta and kaolin, its feces get back to normal. Maureen. For more detailed information, including treatment options, you need to consult an animal health reference or seek advice from a large …

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