Sheep Health and Disease
Preventing disease reduces economic losses and improves animal welfare. For information on common sheep diseases check out the links below.
- Epididymitis in Sheep
- Pizzle Rot in Sheep
- Pneumonia in Sheep
- Johne's Disease in Sheep
- Chronic Copper Poisoning in Sheep
- Urinary Calculi in Growing Lambs
Sheep producers have moved to a model that tries to maintain sheep and lamb health rather than treat sick animals. You can learn more here.
- Animal Health: Should I try copper oxide wire particles to control parasites in my lambs and sheep?
- Sheep Tail Length
- Biosecurity in the Sheep Flock
- Biosecurity - Health Protection and Sanitation Strategies for Cattle and General Guidelines for Other Livestock (Order No. 09-079)
- Pregnancy Disorders (Metabolic) in Transition Ewes (Order No. 03-017)
Producers have many options for disposal of deadstock, both on-farm and off-farm.
If you haven't found what you're looking for here, please check these external sites.
For Sheep (And Other Livestock)
A list of major antibiotics for all animals and reasons for using them.
of Chlamydial Abortion in Sheep
In depth description on how to control Chlamydial abortion in sheep. Site talks about vaccines available in the United Kingdom.
Vaccinations for enterotoxemia in lambs. Includes information about and signs of the disease.
Causes of Abortion in Sheep
Reasons for abortion in sheep and tests to discover which infectious agents are in the sheep. Includes general precautions for infectious abortions in sheep.
Parasite Issues Impacting Grazing Flocks
Reasons for deworming lambs and ewes and information about parasites that can cause problems in the flock.
- Johnes Disease
Excellent site by University of Wisconsin covering all aspects of this disease.
Causes as well as actions for treating mastitis in sheep.
Fever - Hypocalcemia
One person's experience with milk fever.
- Scrapie Canada
Information on the national voluntary scrapie certification program. Includes information on the disease.
Oklahoma state factsheet on basics of spider syndrome.
Picture of ideal tail dock length.
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