A pressing issue – vaginal prolapses in sheep

 

By Victoria Fisher BVMS MRCVS, Farm First Veterinary Services

Lambing time is fast approaching us, as are the problems associated with the pre-lambing period, including vaginal prolapses. These are a common condition of British sheep farms which occur when a ewe pushes her vagina out of her vulva. A vaginal prolapse appears as a smooth, red mass varying in size from a tennis ball to a melon. On examination, the cervix can also be found as a small opening, as illustrated in Figure one below.

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