Sheep Notes Spring 2021

Pneumonia and pleurisy in lambs

Pneumonia and pleurisy can occur in all sheep, but outbreaks are most common in weaners during summer.

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Listeriosis commonly occurs under wet and muddy conditions.

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Barber's pole worm

Barber’s pole worm (Haemonchus contortus) is a blood-sucking roundworm of sheep and goats.

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Toxic summer weeds

Most issues with toxic weeds follow summer rain and are especially seen in sheep grazing stubbles.

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Grazing value of summer weeds

In the absence of a summer active pasture species (like lucerne), summer weeds can be of value.

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To feed or not to feed

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SheepNotes Spring 2021 e-newsletter with access to all articles.