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The bacteria, Chlamydophila abortus causes enzootic abortion of ewes (or EAE) and is the most frequently diagnosed cause of abortion in the UK1 costing the British sheep industry £15-20M per year2.
The big problem with EAE is that the […]
We sometimes come across disease cases which don’t have any identifiable origin. This was the case with a flock that Andrew visited recently:
A flock of 512 predominantly Swaledale ewes identified six Bluefaced Leicester tups at the end of the first cycle of mating in November with blood at the […]
If you keep sheep you should assume your flock has been exposed to the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis and aim to protect ewes well before they go to the ram later this year.
Toxoplasma gondii is now the world’s most common parasite and it’s been estimated that over 90% of […]
Being sure to use quarantine treatments on bought-in animals will reduce the risk of bringing wormer resistant parasites onto your farm. Planning ahead for this can bring a host of benefits, but there are a few additional prevention areas we can look at as well.
July should be a fairly quiet time in the flock calendar and hopefully, many lambs are close to finishing or already away. It’s now time to figure out why we had marked certain ewes for culling back at lambing time and also select or source whatever replacements are […]