Care of ewe that had a dead lamb?
I say dead lamb instead of 'stillborn' because we discovered it after it had been born. It was the ewe's first, and unplanned pregnancy and she was in labor with him (it was a ram lamb) for several hours. She wouldn't let us near her or otherwise I would have gone in and tried to pull him out.
The problem now is, what is going to happen to the ewe now that she has the equivalent of a gallon milk jug dangling between her legs?
Calling the vet isn't an option right now, as it's the middle of the night and frankly, our vet's 'emergency' service sucks, as we learned from previous experience.
Poor little ewe! We didn't even know she was pregnant, as we keep the rams fenced off in their own area and the girls roam free. Another issue is that we only have two rams. One is her father and the other is her brother >< No idea if this had any effect on what happened, but I will say that this lamb was a HUGE newborn, compared to the other Shetland lambs I've seen.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.