Thanks Cecil - I will let the guy know as I was suspecting poison as well
but then the verdict of Pneumonia really surprised me especially the cardiac
issue as combined that would indicate possibility of selenium poisoning.

-----Original Message-----
From: Blackbelly [mailto:blackbelly-boun...@lists.blackbellysheep.info] On
Behalf Of Cecil R Bearden
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2015 3:42 PM
To: blackbelly@lists.blackbellysheep.info
Subject: Re: [Blackbelly] suden death of ABB ewe

I cannot help but suspect Selenium poisoning here.   It acts fast, Less 
than 6 hrs, and looks like pneumonia.




On 5/23/2015 1:33 PM, Laura Rinker wrote:
> There were a bunch of sudden deaths on a property in Galt, Ca and a 
> necropsy on one of them from UC davis showed pneumonia and cardiac 
> issues-there were
> 8 ram lambs that died. Not sure if this is a problem in FL but I am 
> holding
> 4 ram lambs for that guy to see if there are other issues. ABB sheep 
> are very tough so it is a concern if there is a new bug out there that 
> takes them out so quickly.  My sheep are isolated from other herd so 
> hopefully if it is a bug it will bypass me here.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Blackbelly 
> [mailto:blackbelly-boun...@lists.blackbellysheep.info] On Behalf Of 
> marc even
> Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:28 AM
> To: blackbelly@lists.blackbellysheep.info
> Subject: [Blackbelly] suden death of ABB ewe
>
> I am a registered ABB breeder in south miami florida
>
> this morning my strongest 3 1/2 year old ewe died without any  sign of 
> illness or distress.
>
> she gave birth 2 weeks ago to a beautiful ram (5 lbs) which she nursed 
> normally.
>
> I found and burned her placenta.
>
> She was well rounded,not skinny and she had no diarrhea and blood in 
> her stool
>
> her eyes were pink
>
> I opened her belly and did not find any unborn baby
>
> her stomachs were full of grass
>
> her intestines very clean and no blood
>
> I did not find any fecal pellets
>
> I will appreciate any info.
>
> thank you very much
>
> marc even     e-mail:  ursulam...@gmail.com
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