On Sunday, I lost a lamb who had been suffering from suspected hypothermia but was also suspected to have an infection by the vet. Yesterday, I went in to feed the older lambs after work, and the same thing happened again. This time there was no infection, just exposure. The lamb was born on Thursday and took a wee while before it got a drink. I moved it in with the other sheep on Saturday, and checked it on Sunday. to make sure it was ok. Unfortunately it wasn’t on Monday. I took it out to my parent’s kitchen, where it spent several hours next to the stove and then the heat lamp, to try and warm up.
Here is the lamb shortly after birth. A beautiful Suffolk/Cheviot ewe lamb.
It appears to have made it through the night, which is a major step forward.