Tail in caudal vertebrae can be bent at an acute angle with subsequent thinning of the tip , which together with thinning of the bone mass of the body leads to the retraction of the sacrum undernail space. Later observed limb weakness , gait becomes tense, painful , may appear limp , difficulty in rising, the last ribs bend . Sick individuals become sedentary and more lie . At the first signs of osteodystrophy should be given vitamin and mineral preparations containing calcium , phosphorus and vitamin D, follow the balanced diet for these components . In the case of the concentrate type feeding concentrates to reduce giving 40 % of the total nutrient intake. Animals must often be in the sun or indoors establish special ultraviolet lamps irradiating patients for 10 minutes daily for 20 days.
ketosis sheep Ketosis — a violation of the intermediate , mainly protein and carbohydrate metabolism , accompanied by indigestion , increased blood content of ketone bodies ( acetone , acetoacetate and beta acids oksimalyarnoy — normally 2-7 mg%), destructive changes in the internal organs ( liver, kidney , myocardium ) . Ill mainly of pregnant ewes prolific 3-4 weeks before lambing , which is accompanied by a disorder of the central nervous system , digestion and abortion . The most common cause of the disease is fasting , unbalanced diet on a common protein , vitamin nutritional , after suyagnosti .
Ketosis may also occur as a secondary disease in acidosis motivated overfeeding concentrates . The first stage is characterized by a mass abortions perversion of appetite, indigestion, hair loss , tachycardia , shortness of breath . The second stage is characterized by progression in its development.