While working today, I noticed the Big Fellow had some…. discharge.
The rams came off the sheep last Saturday and I’ve been giving them a little bit of feed this week. The ram probably ate a little too much and he now has what we call (in Gaelic) spùt (spoot). Basically like the runs but i can’t remember what it’s called in English – sorry!
This can cause an animal to lose condition quite quickly and I’m sure it can lead to death if untreated. Sheep are regularly drenched throughout the year, for either Liver Fluke or Worms. At this time of year, it’s probably Fluke so the Big Fellow got a quick squirt of it.
He is really friendly so was easy to catch. Didn’t bother him and he ran off to join the others. I’ll keep an eye on him to make sure he dries up.