Dorper sheep producing liquid under the muscle and rib cage causing death
Hi I need help with my Black Headed Dorper sheep!!!!!!
I have both white and black headed dorper sheep on my property, lately our black headed dorper sheep is being effected by some kind of illness and its only been effecting the black headed dorpers (white and black headed dorpers are kept in the same paddocks). We have been drenching them regularly and they are updated on their vaccinations.
The signs are bloated, as they walk you can hear liquid substance like water (out of the stomach) so their belly gets really fat and bloated like, they struggle to breath and just before they die they have probelms in walking, they fall over like they lose feeling in their legs and then when they have no longer have feeling in their legs they lay down and the next stage is death. so far we had 2 mothers and 1 pregnant sheep that has died from this illness(both black headed dorpers) die from this illness. We got our local vet to come out to have a look at their organs to see if the vet can identify the disease or the illness. The vet said he hasn't seen anything like this before. Once we opened up the body heaps of liquid came rushing out ( about 2 bucket loads out of one sheep) and that the liver had multiple white spots inside the liver but the vet had no idea what it was he said it wasn't liver fluke.
So I am wondering if there is anyone out there with more experience or may have an idea what this illness is and what can we do about it.
thank you for your time and your answers!!!!!!!!!!!!!