A 4 year old ewe suddenly off her food. has never had a lamb although previously with a tup and has been with one this season (Nov 2014). I'm pretty sure she isn't pregnant because she should have had a bag by now and hasn't and the other ewes have. She is drinking water a lot, has lost weight over the last week and is weak. She has developed a very noisy gut and has noise from her throat-sounds like indigestion. After not eating at all, she has started to take a few sheep nuts, but very slowly and not enough to keep her alive in the longer term. She is very miserable. Have noticed she passes urine but have seen her straining and have not seen any dung passed. Has she an intestinal blockage and if so, what can be done? She is drinking a lot of water.
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1. no she is not bloated but lost a lot of weight and is moderately weak. She suddenly went off her feed 10 days ago but 4 days ago she started to eat a few sheep nuts and is drinking a lot of water. She is experiencing discomfort on eating and her guts and throat make a lot of noise.
2. no she does not spill food from her mouth and there is no cud
3. I'm sure there has not been any dung passed and I have seen her straining sometimes
Do you think she will recover after making this improvement? She is not eating enough and has not improved any further since starting to eat a little. I don't want her to be uncomfortable if there is no chance of complete recovery and I am thinking of having her put down on Monday if she hasn't improved any further.
Do you think she will make a full recovery?
How do I dose her with liquid paraffin as she is only eating a little?