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Bumps around mouth- warts?

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bmikePosted 03/05/13 07:31PM Send a private email to bmike. Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM
I just bought a ewe lamb, and have noticed that she has two bumps around her jaw area-- kind of look like warts.
Any ideas as to what this could be?

 
SnarkyArkiePosted 03/05/13 07:41PM Send a private email to SnarkyArkie. Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM
soremouth?

 
redroperPosted 03/05/13 07:42PM Send a private email to redroper. Changed 03/05/13 07:49PM
Sounds like it is Soremouth. DO NOT touch! People can catch it, which is called orf when they do.

Here is the wiki link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orf_%28disease%29

 
bmikePosted 03/05/13 07:58PM Send a private email to bmike. Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM
Yep. That's it.. Ugh. What do I do?

 
SnarkyArkiePosted 03/05/13 08:12PM Send a private email to SnarkyArkie. Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM
If its early in your season, put the ewe with the rest of your lambs so they all get it. Otherwise, wait it out.

 
bmikePosted 03/05/13 08:32PM Send a private email to bmike. Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM
All I have is 2 ewe lambs. And the 1 is the only showing symptoms.


 
SnarkyArkiePosted 03/05/13 09:18PM Send a private email to SnarkyArkie. Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM
The other one will get it eventually, might as well get it over with early.

 
ewemama1Posted 03/06/13 12:19PM Send a private email to ewemama1. Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM
Just let it run it's course and then be done. Do keep in mind that equipment and the pen area should be cleaned and disinfected after to avoid a repeat the next time you bring lambs in. Last year loaned a head piece from our 5 head stand to a friend whose broke at the show. Didn't give it another thought and put it back into storage. Next time we used it - the lambs broke with soremouth - probably picked up on the head piece I didn't clean. Always pays to be careful. Sore mouth looks ugly but it normally doesn't get so bad that it interfers with eating.

 

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