Orf Infection

I’ve had an orf outbreak in the bottle fed lambs. I haven’t seen it for a few years but never seen it this bad. I noticed it a couple of days ago, but didn’t pay much attention, as I thought the lamb was just a wee bit vigorous when feeding from the bucket.

I looked at them more closely today and noticed it was orf! Fortunately my dad was in Stornoway, so picked up some treatment from the vet.

All 4 bottle-fed lambs are suffering, at various degrees. Hopefully it’ll clear up quite quickly now.

One good thing is that these lambs are separate from the rest of the flock, so it shouldn’t go any further.

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