Just a thought, and this has nothing to do with mastitis.  I have a friend who 
has been raising sheep for years.  When she has triplets, she always take one 
away from the mother and gives it to someone else to bottle feed or she does 
She told me, Liz/ with triplets, they all suffer.  One does well, one mediocre 
and one is runty.  Hers were wool sheep, don't know if that makes a difference.

Liz Radi
Nubian goats 
Nunn, Colorado

--- uncarved_bl...@earthlink.net wrote:

From: "Jim Isbell" <uncarved_bl...@earthlink.net>
To: <blackbelly@lists.blackbellysheep.info>
Subject: [Blackbelly] Sheep Mastitis
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2015 12:06:45 -0500

We seem to have a sheep with mastitis. Susie (from Soggy Top) gave birth to
triplets (2 rams and 1 ewe) on 03/18. All was well, lambs were between 4-5
lbs at birth. However, I woke up this morning to find the ewe lamb dead. No
visible injuries, she just seemed a bit thinner than I would think is
normal. Today, I see that one of the ram lambs is also looking on the thin
side. So, after feeding the adult ewes, I worked with Susie and her lambs,
noticing she isn't entirely enthusiastic about nursing them. Not running
away, just not excited about it. So, I actually put her on the ground to
give better access to her teats and put the thin ram lamb on one. I worked
her udder/bag to get it started, and I noticed that she is pretty lumpy with
some harder spots. Pretty sure she has mild mastitis. She still produces
(some) milk. Nothing wrong with it (white, fluid - no blood, lumps or


Seeing as you all are experienced sheep-folk, what is the remedy here?




Jim Isbell

"To sin is a human business, to justify sins is a devilish business."
- Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy


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