By Agnes Winter, Clare Phythian
This finished booklet covers all facets of sheep future health, husbandry, and sickness in the course of the annual breeding cycle. via vast and designated pictures it highlights the ailment and welfare concerns which may come up in the nice number of breeds and flock forms. Written by way of veterinary surgeons heavily fascinated by sheep health, it takes a veterinary view of husbandry and emphasizes the significance of holding illnesses out of a flock. From sensible initiatives comparable to easy methods to money tooth, toes, and udders, via to vaccination schedules, injection recommendations, and parasite regulate, it covers the full existence cycle of your flock. themes coated comprise regimen strategies, picking breeding inventory, inner and exterior parasites, tupping time, being pregnant and lambing ewes, and lameness.
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In particular we would like to thank Judith Charnley, Dianna Bowles, Alex Crossley, Peter Blythe, John Parry, Laura Mason, Nigel Jones and Rob Pearson. Agnes Winter, Clare Phythian May 2010 1 Keeping Your Flock Secure To some people the title of this first chapter might suggest that it is just concerned with fencing, keeping your sheep in and other people’s out. Of course this is an important part of managing flocks that are kept on enclosed land, but flock security has a much wider meaning, encompassing all the precautions that should be taken to minimize the introduction of costly infectious diseases.
These are quite common and cause lameness, as they get infected and cause pain. Animals that develop these should preferably not be used for breeding replacements as there may be a genetic predisposition. However, as the growths only develop as animals get older they may be difficult to avoid in practice. The Reproductive Organs of Rams However good a ram may be as regards his appearance, breeding, EBV if available, teeth, legs and feet, if he is infertile or subfertile it is a complete waste of money buying or keeping him.
85 These feet do need careful trimming. The abnormally long claws may crack, and if the crack is in sensitive tissue the sheep will become lame. Fig. 86 Trimming should never cause bleeding. This is unnecessary, painful, and may result in the development of a toe granuloma. Fig. 87 A foot from a slaughterhouse, showing how easy it is to cause damage by cutting too deeply. The cut at the toe has exposed the sensitive tissue under the horn; in the live animal this would bleed profusely and a toe granuloma would probably develop at the site.
Sheep Health, Husbandry and Disease: A Photographic Guide by Agnes Winter, Clare Phythian