I have a newborn ram lamb here its got a red and bleeding umbilicall cord. Its ears and hooves and body are cold so we think his mom left him he was by himself with the herd(its ten degrees out now) His right ear is REALLY swollen so I think he got stepped on. He is currently not moving except his head a little and is pretty unresponsive but slightly alert. We are feeding it colostrum but he only sucked 1/2 and ounce down. any ideas on how to help the swollen ear or anything? He's a American blackbelly/Dorsett I think.
Yay!!! Gus made it! I was about to put him down but decided to give him another go, I got him penicillin and he's doin' good.as soon as his leg finishes healing this Saturday he and his friend cinder will be out with the herd! This lamb will be a reminder of how animals can spring the craziest surprises on you. got ya'll some pics here's his hoof now and a happy him!
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