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Weaning Lambs

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy For the purpose of this article we will consider weaning lambs that have had access to creep, have been in dry lot with their mothers, and are being weaned at approximately eight weeks of age. First, … Continue reading

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Acidosis in weaned lambs

by: Dr J.D. Bobb Acidosis is a term that is used to describe grain overload.  Sheep are ruminants which means they are designed to utilize roughage.  The bacteria that live in the rumen are very capable of converting roughage into … 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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