Twin Lamb Disease
Last night one of our sheep refused to stand up. This is a big deal with sheep and indicates something is very wrong. Worse, the saying that a sick sheep is a dead sheep is very true. A quick look told us this was one of our very pregnant ewes and a quick feel told us that she had lost significant weight recently. Unlike the other livestock, it is too easy for a sheep to lose weight without any notice. Their puffy wool makes even the skinniest animal look fat and without feeling through the wool, you can be fooled.