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Cache Valley Virus

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy Every year, questions arise about aborted and malformed lambs. Cache Valley virus is defined as a mosquito-transmitted cause of infertility, abortions, still births and multiple congenital abnormalities in sheep. It is endemic in North America and … Continue reading

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Timely Abortion Prevention

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy These are your options: -CTC continuously at 300mg level or at 1000mg for five days every three weeks -Two gram AS 700 one pound for five head for five days repeated every three weeks -Rumensin 15mg … Continue reading

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Salmonella

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy Salmonella can be a serious problem in feed lots and can cause abortion in ewe flocks as well. In feed lots it is generally encountered in stressed, under conditioned lambs that either carry the organism or … Continue reading

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Goat Vaccination

Lets talk about goats, a rapid growing industry in our part of the world. Their vaccinations to prevent abortions are different than sheep. Chlamydia vaccine in goats can be effective as well as Lepto. In sheep we are more concerned … Continue reading

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Preventing Abortion

Summer is the time of year when we may not be thinking abortion, but should be. Prevention begins now. For those choosing to vaccinate for Enzootic Abortion or Chlamydia, previously non vaccinated animals need to be vaccinated 60 and 30 … Continue reading

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Pregnant Women and the Lambing Barn

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy Women that are pregnant or contemplating pregnancy should stay out of the lambing barn. Many of the diseases that cause abortion in sheep can also cause problems in humans. Toxoplasmosis is the first one that comes … Continue reading

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Zoonosis

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy This isn’t some thing you get at the zoo, but close. This is a disease that is transmitted from animals to humans. Top on the list would be Toxoplasmosis along with Campylobacter, Chlamydia and Salmonella: all … Continue reading

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Another Thought on Prevention and Treatment of Abortion

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy I was visiting with a veterinary diagnostician today about what the best method to prevent Chlaymidia abortion is. He believes that it is more effective to feed 700 to 800mg tetracycline for 5 days then none … Continue reading

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Abortions in Sheep

Dr. G.F. Kennedy An occasional abortion is to be expected but it is sometimes difficult to ascertain when has there been too many. Vaccination at this point has little value unless there are groups lambing later. The two leading causes … Continue reading

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