Sheep and Worms

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by kuntrygirl, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I read on the internet that you can tell if a sheep has worms if his poop pellets come out "stringy", meaning that the pellets are strung together when released. Has anyone else heard of this? And if so, how did u treat your sheep. I have barbado sheep. There is no sign of bottle jaw, puffy face/throat area, no diarrhea, no loss of appetite, etc.
     
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    A change in consistancy of droppings can be caused by lots of things. Unless it's liquid, I dont worry about droppings at all
    Barber Pole worms are the biggest problem, and you can tell if they need worming by looking at the inside of the lower eyelids.

    They should be red or bright pink.

    http://mdsheepgoat.blogspot.com/2006/05/learn-famacha.html
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Uh oh. Their lower eyelids are white. Sounds like worms. Thanks so much for the information.
     
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