Glad you were able to get a diagnosis. I should have stated Ovine
Progressive Pneumonia... not Pulmonary.
Wish I could send you some rain. We went from drought to more than needed
From: Blackbelly [mailto:blackbelly-boun...@lists.blackbellysheep.info] On
Behalf Of Michael Smith
Sent: Friday, September 11, 2015 9:35 AM
Subject: Re: [Blackbelly] Marley the AB ram died, I suspect pneumonia
he was 8 years old. A few of the other sheep do have snotty noses as well.
I'll call the vet.
_Michael, Perino Ranch Blackbellies
On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 4:10 AM, Mark Wintermute <winterm...@earthlink.net>
> You did not mention how old Marley was. I suspect he did have some
> age to him. OPP (Ovine Pulmonary Pneumonia) could be involved. There
> is no cure for OPP and it is contagious. Your vet can assist you on
> testing. If it is OPP you will want to test the rest of your flock.
> OPP is not rare here in the United States. Rest in peace Marley.
> Marley had gotten skinny lately, and I de-wormed him, probably too
> late. He also had a runny nose. I had not taken the time to have a
> vet come out and see him, since a few other sheep also have runny
> noses, and they always get over it, and they look strong.
> in any case, he died today. I've never dealt with this particular case
> before so, sorry for the graphic questions.
> When I tried to pick up his head to move him, a large amount of light
> brown, very watery liquid came pouring and I mean "pouring" from both
> nostrils. It smells. Not super strong, but not pleasant. I tilted his
> head and I am sure I got about half a pint. I am sure there's probably
> another half pint in there for sure.
> I am thinking pneumonia?
> If so, I imagine I should get the vet out to hear some lungs on the
> still living?
> Thanks in advance for your help in this.
> I plan to have his skull preserved and glue that broken horn tip back
> on, so I can have a nice reminder of him. His rack was magnificent.
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