Sheep Health and Disease
Preventing disease reduces economic losses and improves animal
welfare. For information on common sheep diseases check out the
Sheep producers have moved to a model that tries to maintain sheep
and lamb health rather than treat sick animals. You can learn more
Producers have many options for disposal of deadstock, both on-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
in Lambs (PDF)
What the signs of Coccidiosis are in lambs. Also includes some
types of medications and treatment or prevention methods.
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.
Basic factsheet from the United States Animal and Plant Health
- 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.