Pasteurellosis
Pasteurellosis

Pasteurellosis affects all ages of sheep and causes significant losses to the sheep industry. Disease is often very acute, with animals found dead. Pasteurellosis is often triggered by stress, which may be increased by: Management activities (dipping, c...

Mineral Deficiencies
Mineral Deficiencies

Minerals are required in a sheep’s diet in different quantities. Trace elements are needed in very small quantities but are essential for the maintenance of health. Others, such as calcium and phosphorus, are required in larger quantities....

Mange
Mange

Mange is the term used to describe infection by mites, microscopic relatives of spiders. They inhabit and damage the skin of domestic animals and man. Problems are most frequently seen in the autumn and winter but can occur all year round....

Lice In Cattle
Lice In Cattle

Lice irritate cattle, causing the cattle to bite, scratch and rub. This constant irritation can become a welfare issue. ...

Ketosis
Ketosis

A disease of ruminants which is the result of a failure to metabolise carbohydrate and volatile fatty acids, and characterised by high blood ketone and low blood glucose levels, mainly in high producing dairy cattle in the first two months of lactation....

Foot Rot
Foot Rot

Foot rot; the earliest sign is a swelling and moistening of the skin of the interdigital cleft particularly in the region of the heel. This is soon followed by a break in the skin-horn junction and then a separation of the adjacent soft horn....

Foot Abscess
Foot Abscess

Foot abscesses often develop when the soil and pastures are wet or frozen. The disease causes an acute lameness that is usually restricted to one foot, which the sheep will not place on the ground....

Enterotoxaemia  (Pulpy Kidney)
Enterotoxaemia (Pulpy Kidney)

Enterotoxaemia is a severe disease affecting sheep, it less frequently affects goats and is rarely seen in cattle. ...

Cobalt Deficiency
Cobalt Deficiency

Cobalt deficiency in sheep, disease of young stock occurring mostly in spring and early summer....

Botulism
Botulism

Botulism; Occurs when potent toxins are produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Early signs are uncoordination, loss of appetite, excessive salivation, mild excitability and nervous twitching and jaw champing....

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