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twins 4 horn , they drink replacement milk, are very playful, but i notice that the bigger one urine is dark and when i clean it up looks like blood.

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Barbara,
This is difficult to determine. The lamb sounds like it feels good, which is helpful. I am hoping you are feeding lamb replacer and not goat replacer milk.  Goat replacer milk has a tendency to have copper in it which does not bother the goats, but can be lethal for the sheep.

also, if in fact the lamb has a urinary infection, a 5 cc sub-q injection of Pen B48 every other day for a stretch of 10 days, should help eliminate it.

Good luck,


Kari

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Kari Wempe

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I can answer most questions about raising, breeding, feeding, showing,typical illnesses, pregnancy, birthing, bottle feeding,showing and sheering sheep. I have raised sheep for show and production for 20 years. The breeds of sheep I am most familier with are Crossbred, Suffolk, Hampshire- basically black face sheep. I deal with the classification of meat sheep over bred for wool sheep.

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I have raised a flock of sheep for 20 years on our farm. Very involved in 4H, FFA aspects and their rules, jackpot shows, state, regional, county and local shows.

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Experience is my best creditial however, I have a college education and have taught many classes ( in other catagories), so I am familiar in the ways of teaching others.

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Many breed awards- champion and grand champion awards in Kansas for the past 20 years, showmanship awards at local and state level in Kansas.

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