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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 November Linda from MSD came [...]

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

Cobalt Deficiency in Lambs – Maximising Growth Rates

Ruminants require cobalt in their diet as rumen microbes use this trace element to synthesise Vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is essential for energy metabolism and deficiency can result in sub-optimal growth rates in lambs. Andy Henderson explains this a little bit more. Deficiency can be compounded by other risk factors [...]

2019-08-14T08:59:47+00:00August 14th, 2019|Sheep|