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We cover all aspects of sheep health and welfare. Here, our team of vets and VetTechs give us the latest flock health advice and information to help drive performance in your flock.

The two most common causes of Sheep Abortion

Toxoplasmosis and enzootic abortion (EAE) are the two most common causes of sheep abortion that are diagnosed from post-mortem submissions by the Animal Plant and Health Agency (APHA) (Figure 1). Sheep abortion results in considerable economic loss to the flock and increases stress during lambing.

Both diseases can cause abortion (lambs […]

2020-06-19T15:32:19+00:00June 19th, 2020|Sheep|

Soilt Testing: The experience is as valuable as the results

Lots or people are talking about it and one day, it may even play a role in subsidy. Healthy soil is actually a living entity with >5,000 species and more individual organisms in one handful as there have ever been humans on Earth.

But what does healthy soil mean? There is […]

2020-06-19T14:56:04+00:00June 19th, 2020|Beef, Dairy, Management, Sheep|

Twin Lamb Disease

Twin Lamb Disease – Who’s at risk?

  • Ewes during late gestation
  • Animals with multiple foetuses
  • Over conditioned ewe
  • Under conditioned ewe

How is Twin Lamb Disease caused?

In late gestation the energy requirement of each fetus increases significantly. […]

2020-02-20T14:26:34+00:00February 20th, 2020|Sheep|

Sheep Lameness Talk

Sheep lameness is one of the most important health and welfare issues affecting sheep farms in the UK. The 5 Point Plan has been developed to help manage footrot in particular. However, some of the principles are important to controlling other causes of lameness.

In […]

2019-12-20T09:57:05+00:00December 20th, 2019|Sheep|
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