Monthly Archives: February 2013

Navel Infection

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy We get calls about lame arthritic lambs a week to three weeks of age. Diagnosis: navel infection. If you go to my CDT article I have provided the solution. One cc of aqueous penicillin  shortly after … Continue reading

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OPP a second look

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy About the time I would like to put this controversial issue to bed it raises its ugly head again. People new in the sheep business contact me wanting to know how to test for OPP and … Continue reading

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LongRange

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy A new wormer for cattle has become available. Not a new drug but eprinomectin in an extended release injection. The manufacture claims it will give 100 to 150 days continuous control. It is only approved for … Continue reading

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Sheep Mineral

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy How many lambs and rams have to die before we quit using sheep mineral? *There is no justification for feeding phosphorus to sheep. *Consumption of sheep mineral is controlled by salt and flavoring agents, not by … Continue reading

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Baby lamb scours

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy At lambing time we get calls about lambs dying at a few days of age. Generally lambs are depressed, have a watery mouth, and may have a wet tail. When it happens the first few days of … Continue reading

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Mastitis

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy Mastitis in sheep from my view point is poorly understood. In acute mastitis, treatment targets salvaging the ewe and seldom if ever does the infected portion of udder remain functional. Sub acute mastitis as to whether … Continue reading

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Prolapse Vagina and or Uterus

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