Tag Archives: Ovine

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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Pneumonia

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy In other posts I have touched on respiratory conditions and drug use but have not went after it specifically. If you think OPP is a factor then review my articles on that subject, but it is … Continue reading

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Nightshade

We get some calls on sudden deaths in pasture and often it is Nightshade. This is a weed that commonly grows in fence rows, waste areas, grain and hay fields. It can easily be killed with 2-4-D and new areas … Continue reading

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Lambing Barn Supplies

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy Often I am asked to provide a list of what should be in the barn at lambing time so here is my list. 1. Lubricant 2. Source of water, mild disinfectant and a towel 3. Tetracycline boluses … 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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Bottle Jaw

by: Dr. J.D. Bobb Parasitism in sheep grazing pastures is one of the major economic losses in the industry.  In general young lambs grazing on pasture with their mothers are the most susceptible group to develop acute infections.  Morbidity and … Continue reading

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Benefits of Feeding Sodium Bicarbonate to Lambs

by: Dr. J.D. Bobb Feeding Sodium Bicarbonate free choice to feedlot lambs to aid in buffering the rumen is becoming a common management practice.  Sodium Bicarbonate is a white solid that is crystalline but appears like a fine powder.  It … 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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Wormers Revisited

Dr. G.F. Kennedy The questions just keep coming about sheep wormers which indicates to me that there are a lot of unsolved problems. Question: My sheep are wormy, they have bottle jaw, some are scouring, a few are dying and … Continue reading

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Leasing, Trading, Borrowing, Exchanging and Joint Ownership of Sheep

The questions is often asked, “My neighbor wants to bring some ewes to breed” or “I am thinking about leasing one of my rams. What diseases do I have to be concerned about?” In my own flock I have the answer, I … Continue reading

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