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One of my Barbados ewe's is having some vaginal bleeding.
We honestly most likely never would have noticed it, but we have snow on the ground, so it was obvious.
She is a year and half old, has never been bred. She was a bottle baby, last year.
Doesn't appear to have any external signs of anything wrong, no prolapse visible, nothing we can see.
I know sheep don't have periods, so what else could it be?
Uterine infection is coming to mind...anything else?
She doesn't have a fever, so I'm really lost here...
 

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Is she still eating and chewing her cud?

I looked up symptoms in my Laura Lawson, no ideas there.
Is there anyway she could have been bred and had a spontaneous abortion?

I have a good friend who has raised sheep for thirty years I will send her a note.

Susan
 

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To ask that silly question... was she around Ram lambs at all? If so, she could of been bred.

If there was no Rams around at all..

Does she have a temp?
What is the color of her eyes... are they yellow at all?
What is the fill rate of her gums.. Press on her gums and see how fast the color comes back.
Has she been in a pasture that has weeds?
What kind of feed?

Could be anything from an Abortion and infection as you said...,to copper poisoning, or Red water.
Am assuming she has had at least a CD&T so it can't be pulpy kidney.

I would keep an eye on her, see how she is doing. If her eye turn yellowish, starts staggering or other things... call the Vet.
Let, he or she know what you think might be going on.
 

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She is acting totally normal. Eating, chewing her cud, drinking fine.
All the boys were banded at a month old, and all the bands worked, so no rams until Shiner appeared, and she hasn't been exposed to him.
Strangest dang thing.
I have the vet coming tomorrow, so we'll see what he thinks.
 

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She's ok. She does have a bit of a uti. But nothing serious.
My vet didn't even charge for the call..as he was wanting an excuse to come see Shiner for himself.
 

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I really do!
He and his dad have been the vets out here for over 40 years, and they are just wonderful!:D
 
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