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John    Posted 12-04-2004 at 18:59:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We have a pet sheep approx. nine and half years of age.
Two to three weeks ago started to limp on one of her back legs. Then about a week and half ago laid down and never has stood up again.
We tried to lift her up to help when she makes attempts to move but just does not work. She is heavy. Today we noticed that her ears are cold and she wheezes a bit.
What do I need to do?

Mike in tn    Posted 12-05-2004 at 05:25:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you have whitetail deer in your area it may be parasites. Deer have menengial worms and it doesn't hurt them. But, when sheep or llamas get the parasite it travels to their spine and paralizes them. It will finally travel up the spinal cord to the brain. No cure for this once they get it. Only way to prevent it is to worm often.

Dell (WA)    Posted 12-05-2004 at 00:32:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
John.........theres a time for everyone to die. Be mercyfull and put your poor sheep outta her missery.........respectfully, Dell

Willy-N    Posted 12-04-2004 at 19:58:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well I hate to sound mean but if I had a animal go down for 1 day I would call the vet but 1 1/2 weeks and still no vet?? Sheep are a animal that will lie down and just die when hurt. You should have called the vet a long time ago. It probley has pnumonia now. Mark H.

RN    Posted 12-04-2004 at 19:55:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nine and 1/2 years old? Double check life expectancy of breed, sounds like old age catching up. If vet can't find anything specific or advises old age ending- mutton sausage and pelt time. Could try shelter and sling to support upright some, did that with milk goat with broken front leg until kids born.

toolman    Posted 12-04-2004 at 19:05:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
i don,t know anything about sheep, but with all animals you have to get her up as her lungs could fill, she could develope phnumonia , maybe they are if she is wheezing now, can you get a vet.maybe some antibiotics, hang on check back tomorrow maybe somebody with alot more knowledge than me will be around to help.not much comfort when you animals are in need i know sorry.

Clod    Posted 12-04-2004 at 19:17:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I dont know about sheep either but if it was people it would be natural to put them next to a heater.I am gone to bed.Good night you all.

toolman    Posted 12-04-2004 at 19:20:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
night clod have a good one buddy, i may head there myself before long.

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