Lamb not eating!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by brunks, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. brunks

    brunks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a lamb that is only about 10-12 days old, he is not taking his bottle but eating grass and a little grain which is making him bloated. So now I have him isolated where he can't get to any grass or grains hopefully, the bloating will go away and he will find the milk replacer appetizing...[​IMG] Please any help would be appreciated by me and the poor little guy!!!!!
     
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  2. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    High Springs, FL
    Don't know much about lambs but just wanted to send some positive thoughts your way.... Hope he ends up okay [​IMG]
     
  3. brunks

    brunks Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thank you!![​IMG]
     
  4. TeamChaos

    TeamChaos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    How is it going? I have two bottle lambs we got on Valentine's day and I am a complete newbie, so I have no advice but I am thinking of you and your lamb!
     
  5. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    If it's still bloated give it 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
    Stop feeding grain because it's too young to digest it
     
  6. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:does probiotics help lambs like it does goats?
     
  7. Bear Foot Farm

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    does probiotics help lambs like it does goats?

    Yes.

    Goats and sheep are similar enough that most medications and treatments work on both species.

    The biggest difference is goats sometimes need larger doses of medicines, and they need copper in their diets, which is toxic to sheep

    A lamb less than 6-8 weeks old should only be getting milk​
     

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