Monthly Archives: February 2013

Antibiotic Use

This comment was made in response to a procedure I routinely recommend. “I used your method this year – after having a lamb come down with pneumonia less than a week after birth – but when I tell people this … Continue reading

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Inverted Eye Lids

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy If lambs are found shortly after birth with watery eyes, depressed, obviously in pain. Their eye lid is probably inverted and hair is rubbing the cornea. Not a fun thing if you are a baby lamb. … Continue reading

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Vaccine Storage

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy The question is often asked. “I have 10 lambs to vaccinate and the 50 dose bottle I am using has a label that says destroy contents if not immediately used.” I have a way that this … Continue reading

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Baking Soda

Sodium bicarbonate common baking soda that you can purchase in the yellow box or 50# bag is a valuable tool to get acidotic animals back on feed and feeling good. When sheep accidentally get into excess grain you can put … Continue reading

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Ram Power

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy For the general purpose of this blog, I intend to omit personal issues and politics but this article is an exception. When I think about ram power I generally think of my Dodge truck and after … Continue reading

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Soyhulls

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy I recently was asked the question about using soyhulls when the producer had a good supply of soyhulls, corn and poor quality hay and a limited supply of good alfalfa hay. I knew that one of … Continue reading

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Nuflor

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy In a previous article I talked about the importance of  having Dexamethasone on hand. The second drug I don’t want to be without is Nuflor. Together they are a very effective initially in acute mastitis and … Continue reading

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Dexamethasone

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy Dexamethasone injection 2mg/ml : this is a product when in the lambing barn I couldn’t get along without. Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. A long … Continue reading

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Retained Placenta

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy Quite often ewes will fail to drop their placenta after lambing for various reasons. Generally it’s not a matter of concern and perhaps an injection of 10 to 20 cc of penicillin will take care of … Continue reading

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Subcutaneous Injection

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy All my routes to therapy in sheep and goats are subcutaneous or oral.The only exception would be intravenous in critical situations where replacement therapy is needed and they are few. The time lag between subcutaneous and … Continue reading

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