By Agnes C. Winter

A longtime favourite with veterinary and agricultural scholars and a necessary addition to the library of any veterinarian or sheep farmer, this instruction manual covers the fundamentals of sheep drugs and construction. Geared at being an on-farm reference, it concisely conveys all the basic info for the therapy of sheep all over the world. during this totally up-to-date and revised 7th variation, issues coated comprise copy, vaccination, being pregnant and newborns, lameness, parasites, illnesses, neurology and health and wellbeing promotion.

An emphasis on prognosis and therapy mixed with brief, simply digestible chapters and step by step diagrams makes this ebook an important sensible advisor to spotting, treating and fighting disorder.

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Fasciolosis Fasciolosis, most importantly Fasciola hepatica (liver fluke) infection, is of immense economic importance in sheep throughout the UK and most sheep-producing countries of the world. Some years ago, it was only a major problem in the wetter west of the UK but it is now much more widespread perhaps due to climate change. No effective immu- months when the temperature is above 10°C. In summary, acute disease, associated with migrating immature flukes, is most commonly seen from October to February after a wet summer, and chronic fasciolosis, in which adults are found in the bile ducts, is seen from December to April.

G. on each side of the neck). mately 2 weeks, it is appropriate to inject a primary dose of vaccine at the same time (but at a different site), followed by the secondary dose of vaccine 4 weeks later, thus providing both immediate and long-term cover; the potency of the antigen overcomes any significant interference by circulating antibody. Footrot (FR) One vaccine is available and should be used as part of a package of control measures when dealing with an infected flock. It is a dead vaccine containing ten strains of Dichelobacter nodosus.

Assessing a Feed Ration for 2. Examine the concentrate consumption: The farmer may know how many kilograms are fed daily or may state, for example, that Adequacy -a Practical Problem `six bucketsful are given to the group'. Weigh a STEP bucketful and calculate how many kilograms One of the simple nutritional problems which the practising veterinary surgeon can carry out is to decide if a group of sheep are thin because of inadequate feed or if some specific disease is involved. The following steps illustrate how to investigate the problem by an examination of what is being fed to the thin ewes.

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