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Animal disposal
« on: February 12, 2018, 07:49:26 PM »
Have a sick ewe that I can't get to eat. Dewormed, antibiotics, probiotics, nutrients, etc. whatever I could think of. Even saw a blog post about giving her a beer. Didn't work. Probably need to put her down this weekend unless she makes a big turn around.

But I have a small area and no where to bury or compost. First time in this situation.

So the question is. How and where to I dispose of her if she has to go down?

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Re: Animal disposal
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 07:55:23 PM »
Try to give it to a place that keeps big cats, wolves, bears etc. Like an animal shelter/rescue place. They are always looking for freebies.
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Re: Animal disposal
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 08:02:07 PM »
Have a sick ewe that I can't get to eat. Dewormed, antibiotics, probiotics, nutrients, etc. whatever I could think of. Even saw a blog post about giving her a beer. Didn't work. Probably need to put her down this weekend unless she makes a big turn around.

But I have a small area and no where to bury or compost. First time in this situation.

So the question is. How and where to I dispose of her if she has to go down?
does she have constant runs? Have you tried pedialyte ? Buy some charcoal and see if she will eat it or burnt wood, with heavy coal on it!!
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Re: Animal disposal
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 08:04:42 PM »
Try to give it to a place that keeps big cats, wolves, bears etc. Like an animal shelter/rescue place. They are always looking for freebies.

They wonít take potentially sick animals unless theyíve been diagnosed and know theyíre safe to feed to their animals.
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Re: Animal disposal
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 08:05:27 PM »
Is she drinking?
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Re: Animal disposal
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 08:16:00 PM »
The county dump. Or pay to have her hauled to rendering.

What sort of ewe, what age? Is she drinking? Is she bred?
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Re: Animal disposal
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 08:37:19 PM »
Ask on the trapping forum if someone wants it for bait. Might find some will take it for bobcat bait.
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Re: Animal disposal
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 09:15:09 PM »
Drinks a little bit not much.

No runs.

Not good for feed as not sure what is wrong with her

North county cheviot cross. 4 years old not bred.

Will the dump take her ? That would be easier if needed
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Re: Animal disposal
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2018, 10:02:24 PM »
The county dump. Or pay to have her hauled to rendering.

What sort of ewe, what age? Is she drinking? Is she bred?

Pull all feed but water and hay and see what happens? Where have I heard that before...
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Re: Animal disposal
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2018, 10:05:15 PM »
not all dumps take dead animals unless it's bagged up good in a garbage sack  :-X

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Re: Animal disposal
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2018, 10:09:58 PM »
The county dump. Or pay to have her hauled to rendering.

What sort of ewe, what age? Is she drinking? Is she bred?

Pull all feed but water and hay and see what happens? Where have I heard that before...

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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2018, 10:13:34 PM »
The county dump. Or pay to have her hauled to rendering.

What sort of ewe, what age? Is she drinking? Is she bred?

Pull all feed but water and hay and see what happens? Where have I heard that before...

????

Itís what we do with the rabbits when theyíre not feeling good. Letís them sort of flush their system out. Was wondering what Run thought of that.
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Re: Animal disposal
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2018, 05:41:20 AM »
The county dump. Or pay to have her hauled to rendering.

What sort of ewe, what age? Is she drinking? Is she bred?

Pull all feed but water and hay and see what happens? Where have I heard that before...

????

Itís what we do with the rabbits when theyíre not feeling good. Letís them sort of flush their system out. Was wondering what Run thought of that.
Yes thats useful for sheep.
If they are drinking you usually have a chance.  When any critter quits drinking thats when it gets bad.
Not knowing if she may be pregnant could be anything.
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Re: Animal disposal
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2018, 06:47:49 PM »
I worked as a handler at a big cat sanctuary for a year after getting out of the army, most places wont take livestock from a private deal anymore do to many animals getting sick and dying from medicine or chemicals for euthanizing the animal tainting the meat. You could always contact local farmers or gardeners and see if they would want the carcass for compost or ask for a place to bury it if theu have the land.
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Re: Animal disposal
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2018, 08:16:55 PM »
Thanks all. She is still drinking and took a tiny bit of grain today. Still no hay and not chewing her cud. Running out of ideas to try

Have some ideas now if I need to dispose

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Re: Animal disposal
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2018, 09:01:01 PM »
Thanks all. She is still drinking and took a tiny bit of grain today. Still no hay and not chewing her cud. Running out of ideas to try

Have some ideas now if I need to dispose
How long has it been off feed? How old? Try taking all food away but hay and water for 48 hours. Is the animal pooping?  Seriously this was my jam for 20 years, I have nursed more creatures back to health than I can even remember.
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Re: Animal disposal
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2018, 09:06:45 PM »
Iíd listen to Run. She knows whatís up. Nothing but hay and water. Go for it.
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Re: Animal disposal
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2018, 09:34:10 PM »
:twocents:

If you do loose her, donate her to the coyote/ cat population up in the National Forest.  Find a steep hill along the side of a NF road and drop her down the side.  If you open her up first (just the skin on the belly up to the front legs, not internal necessarily) they will find her.  you could even watch and see if you could plug a yodel dog or kitty or two in the following days.  Obviously you want to drop her somewhere that no one would notice her so that it doesn't cause a fuss. 

Plenty of spots up Green Mt. Road off of Mt Loop(41/ 4110 rd) 
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Re: Animal disposal
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2018, 11:01:28 PM »
Run, been off feed for over a week. Will sniff hay and maybe take a bite. Took like 2 tiny nibbles of alfalfa pellets today. Will drink some water. Seems to strain while trying to urinate.

Let me I said before, dewormed. Antibiotics. Nutrient drench. Probiotics to try and start her rumen and get her chewing cud. Noting really working.

Open to anything at this point

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Re: Animal disposal
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2018, 07:50:01 AM »
Coyotes won't touch a penicillin treated dead cow.  :twocents:



I remember a prof saying something about the 4 "S" rule in trying to stay afloat in sheep business.  Sell Sick Sheep to Survive.  Something like that.  I've also been told Sheep are some of the bravest animals in the world.  They'll stare right in the face of death.....and they're not afraid.  :chuckle:
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Re: Animal disposal
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2018, 09:28:46 AM »
Run, been off feed for over a week. Will sniff hay and maybe take a bite. Took like 2 tiny nibbles of alfalfa pellets today. Will drink some water. Seems to strain while trying to urinate.

Let me I said before, dewormed. Antibiotics. Nutrient drench. Probiotics to try and start her rumen and get her chewing cud. Noting really working.

Open to anything at this point

Really I don't know squat about sheep's diet but knowing what little I do know, you might want to avoid the rich stuff like alfalfa at this point. Pull everything but hay and water. Keep it mellow.
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Re: Animal disposal
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2018, 09:32:55 AM »
Run, been off feed for over a week. Will sniff hay and maybe take a bite. Took like 2 tiny nibbles of alfalfa pellets today. Will drink some water. Seems to strain while trying to urinate.

Let me I said before, dewormed. Antibiotics. Nutrient drench. Probiotics to try and start her rumen and get her chewing cud. Noting really working.

Open to anything at this point
Do you have access to pasture? If so I would pull all feed just offer water and pasture. If shevisxan older ewe or raised in a sandy area she may have bad teeth in which case nothing is gonna help. Grain will just ferment in the gut so getting grain out if the diet can help if she is sour. I never had that happen but I never fed grain.
Try pasture see if she will browse.

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Re: Animal disposal
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2018, 09:47:21 AM »
I know little about sheep.  But, I've seen some animals not feed BUT if you stuff a wad of hay/grass or whatever in their mouth, they will chew it up and swallow it.  It might be worth a chance to get something into her.
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Re: Animal disposal
« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2018, 10:39:35 AM »
If you really like this ewe and want to try and save her, call a farm vet.  If that is more than you want to spend then try the water and hay bit.  If she is suffering, put her down.
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Re: Animal disposal
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2018, 03:24:53 PM »
If you really like this ewe and want to try and save her, call a farm vet.  If that is more than you want to spend then try the water and hay bit.  If she is suffering, put her down.

Best suggestion yet.
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