Tag Archives: Sheep

Creep

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy Lets visit about creep feeding. Unless lambs are on pasture, creep feeding is essential. Lambs learn to eat with the ewes and want the security of their mom around, so location of creep is important. Ideally … Continue reading

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Sheep Keds

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy Sheep keds are the most widely distributed and most common external parasite of sheep. They are a wingless fly that spends their entire life time on the sheep and if they fall off don’t survive. When … Continue reading

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Navel Ill

Every year I get questions about stiff lambs with one or more swollen joints, these lambs are not doing well and they hurt when they move. Joints may show no swelling early. Navel ill needs to be distinguished from white … Continue reading

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Milk Replacer

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy Six years ago we had enough of low quality milk replacer so we decided to custom formulate our own product. I am not a nutritionist but, relying on people who have expertise in the field we … Continue reading

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Goat Dewormer Concentrate

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy We are often asked what we can worm dairy goats with and what is the withdrawal time in the milk. There is a product that can be used with no milk withdrawal time and it is … Continue reading

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Salt

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy SALT: Sometimes we over look one of the most important ingredients in the total ration and how we deliver it. For starters, blocks are worthless. It always should be provided in loose form and free choice. … Continue reading

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Starvation

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy The leading case of death in baby lambs is starvation. This sounds bad and simple. In some respects it is simple and yet it can be very complicated particularly for people that are new in the … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Lambing Tips

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy -Heat lamps can be a disaster and are not very effective. -If water doesn’t freeze in the bucket it is warm enough. -Ewes generate a lot of heat and sheared ewes create less humidity, ventilation is … Continue reading

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Retained Placenta

As soon as lambing and kidding starts I start getting calls about retained placenta and what to do. If a female is still in the birth process be sure all the babies are delivered. On that last approach insert one … Continue reading

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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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