The EweDAYS 0–7 > Greatest risk of embryo loss due to heat and humidity stress DAYS 30–90 > Critical period for placental and mammary gland development. Reduced fetal growth, birth weights, vigor, and lower milk production result from poor nutrition at this time. Macro- and micro-mineral supplementation is vital. Impairment…
Acidosis is a condition caused by the over feeding of grain. The bacteria in the rumen make acid from the carbohydrates in the grain. If too much acid is formed, it is absorbed into the blood stream and causes the whole body to become acidic. This can be a life-threatening…
Bloat is a condition where the lamb is unable to belch up the gas which is formed in the second stomach (rumen). The pressure will build up until it interferes with the lambs breathing and heart and he can die. It is caused by certain alfalfa hays, clover and alfalfa…
CORYNEBACTERIUM PSEUDOTUBERCULOSIS -  Boils – this disease is caused by bacterium CORYNEBACTERIUM PSEUDOTUBERCULOSIS. OCCURRENCE – CL occurs in sheep across the U.S. The infective bacteria reside in the environment and on the skin of sheep. Wounds caused by shearing, thorns, splinters, grass awns, etc. are invaded by the bacteria which then…
by Larry L. Berger, Ph.D.Professor, Animal SciencesUniversity of Illinois Importance of Copper Copper toxicity in sheep is more often a problem of nutritional management than it is excess copper intake. The purpose of this paper is to look at such factors as nutrient interactions, animal management, and environmental conditions that…
Coughing can be caused by dusty pens, dusty feed, or infectious agents.  If the lamb only coughs at feeding time, dusty feed is the problem. You can dampen the feed by adding a tiny bit of water or molasses. If the lamb only coughs after running and jumping, the dust…
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