Ram Epididymitis (RE) is the major cause of reduced fertility in rams from western range flocks. This disease is common and was found in 95% of Utah range flocks, affecting an average of 35% of the rams in a flock. Although the disease has been present for many years, some…
When you spend a few minutes at feeding time observing your lamb, be sure to observe his manure and watch to see how he urinates and how long it takes him.  Watch his breathing and be familiar with the ease and rate that he normally breathes when it is cold…
A snotty nose is caused by irritation of the nasal sinuses and passages. Nasal botts, a maggot of the bott fly, Oestrus ovis, is often the cause. If there is more than a month before sale time, use Ivermec drench to treat. Contact your leader or veterinarian to obtain the…
This disease of young sheep and goats is usually not a serious disease but it is important because it is transmissible to humans.  In other words, if you aren’t careful when you handle a lamb with soremouth, YOU CAN GET IT! Other names for soremouth are Orf, Scabby Mouth and…
TUBE A LAMB, SAVE A LIFE Clell V. Bagley, DVM, Extension VeterinarianUtah State University, Logan UT 84322-5600July 1997 AH/Sheep/09 Sheep producers can have a major impact on lamb survival by using a stomach tube and a large syringe. When a lamb is born weak or under stress and just doesn’t nurse…
Clell V. Bagley, DVM, Extension Veterinarian Utah State University, Logan UT 84322-5600 April 1998 AH/Sheep/17 There are two major udder disease problems of ewes, hardbag and bluebag. They both tend to occur sporadically and are frustrating for producers to treat or prevent. HARDBAG Hardbag results from an accumulation of fibrous…
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