Friday, 11 March 2016
Toxaemia occurs when the ewe does not get enough energy towards the end of the pregnancy where the foetuses use up the carbohydrate stores.
All we can do is make sure she has lots of TLC and hope she gives birth soon.
If she does not get better after she has given birth, we have been advised that it would be more humane to euthanise her. We would obviously not like to resort to this, but it is better than letting her suffer.
On a good note, the lamb which had to be nursed back to health in the Aga was returned to his mum on the same day and is doing really well.