Sheep question

Discussion in 'Sheep' started by Snomama, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. Snomama

    Snomama Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering what it could signify for a sheep to have tear tracks????????????

    We only have two sheep w/ white faces and one of them has distinct tear tracks on her face, I am clueless.
     
  2. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    Perhaps she was sad? Ok ok she may have a mild infection called pink eye or just have a habit that is putting her face in dustier conditions than her friend. You should check to see if her eye lids are swollen slightly and if so get her on a course of tetracycline.
     

  3. Snomama

    Snomama Well-Known Member

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    :haha: Okay, you made me laugh ;)

    She seems to be fine otherwise. I just wondered b/c we have had this ewe for two years and I have never noticed the tracks before and just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something. Her eyes look clear and she doesn't act sick at all.

    Maybe she is sad, we have stalled b/c she should be lambing soon :haha:
     
  4. Craftyshepherdess

    Craftyshepherdess Active Member

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    Maybe she is sad, we have stalled b/c she should be lambing soon :haha:[/QUOTE]


    Any chance her eyes are being irritated by dust from hay or bedding?

    -Tish