01/28/13, 08:36 PM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Bottle lambs sticky runny poop
One of the ewes had triplets last sunday night. She of abandoned the two ram lambs, didn't even clean them off. Since they have been a handfull on the bottle. Here is how it has gone....
Lamb 1(3lbs) very chilled, not clean at all. Got warmed up and 2oz colostrum was all he would take at feedings. I was supprised he made it.
Lamb 2(5lbs) pretty chilled, somewhat cleaned. Got warmed up and 4oz colostrum at feedings.
Day 2.... both took feedings at same rate, passed stool.
Day 3.... both seemed lethargic, runny yellow poop (didn't look like scours) lamb 2 had runny nose, lamb 1 back down to only 2oz MR. Gave each 1cc PenG.
Day 4..... both perked up, both now taking 4oz poop still very soft yellow and sticky, constant butt cleaning
Day 5.... Lamb 1 down to 2oz, seemed constipated, so gave enema, was right, and he started eating good again. Lamb 2 poop almost has the consistancy of flem.
Day 6 ....Both have flemy, yellow, sticky poop, but eating good.
Day 7 .... poop still the same, gave each one more cc of PenG
I have never seen poop like this before, and know something is/was wrong. I am now out of town, and DW says that the poop looks better tonight (day 8). Any other suggestions if they don't start passing somewhat normal stools. I need to band tails castrate, but don't feel comfortable doing it with constant poop covered tails.