caring for sick sheep

Discussion in 'Sheep' started by Siryet, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. Siryet

    Siryet In Remembrance

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    We are feeding our neighbor's sheep and llamas while he is going through a rough family time. We actually only feed ever other day. We went today and found a sheep (ewe) dead in the one field. We called him on the cell phone and told him about this and he said he knew the sheep was in trouble
    and that he dewormed it yesterday. But he left it in the same field it has always been in.

    My thought was when we have a sick animal we always seperate it to our "infirmary" area inside and nurse it and watch it very carefully.

    What do ya'll do in that case?
     
  2. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    Its certainly best to pull it in if you're treating it, as it is easier to do and acts as a quarentine.
     

  3. kabri

    kabri Almst livin the good life

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    I agree, and how else can you monitor how much the sick animal is eating/drinking if you don't isolate? Water consumption especially is vital, and an easy thing to force-feed if you need to and have them confined. :soap: I hope the rest of your "charges" are healthy, that's a real bummer to find them dead like that with no warning!