hard bag/opp

Discussion in 'Sheep' started by Unregistered-1427815803, Apr 13, 2004.

  1. Had four ewes that developed an extremely hard udder after lambing but to my surprise no milk. I gave a shot of oxytocin to facilitate let down of milk but to no avail. My vet suggested it could mean the ewes have opp. I went on the internet and did find info that suggested it is opp as well. I would really like to hear about other peoples experiance with this problem. I took the lambs to be raised on the bottle and the ewes will be culled.
  2. Thumper/inOkla.

    Thumper/inOkla. Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2002
    centeral Okla. S of I-40, E of I-35

  3. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    May 9, 2002
    Ovine Progresive Pnuemonia, or Maedi Visna, it has a goat version too, Caprine Arthritis. It's the number one reason I use all new needles for injections and cull cull cull anything suspicious. Its passed in crowded barns (air dropplets and through blood and other body fluids, and through milk/colostrum in lambs. You can blood test for it, but test older animals as it is a progressive disease. A major nasty so if you can buy from a high health status flock to start, you're better off. You could have had a mastitis problem and major scarring of the udder too, but it doesn't sound good. Were they thinish and stiff jointed too?