Guidelines for sheep condition and nutritional signs

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Guidelines for sheep condition and nutritional signs

When is a sheep's belly too large or bloated? If a condition check shows a good score, but the animal has a big belly, could this still mean malnutrition, OR too much feed?
Also, Is there a reference/guide for bottle jaw in sheep? I am unsure if they are looking healthy or have very slight bottle jaw. We are running dorpers on mixed grasses including veldt, and at times hay (various including wheaten, rye, clover) and small amounts of grain (beans, wheat, oats, barley, lentils), lucerne tree, saltbush, and mineral sups. Thanks

Last seen: 08/03/2020 - 09:01
Joined: 02/28/2011 - 14:19

Hi Shaz,

Welcome to the small farm forum and thanks for the question.

I have posted your question (and will make a contribution) over to our Facebook discussion group which can be found at the link below
https://www.facebook.com/groups/FarmStyle/

Regards,
Charlie

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