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Sheep herding rabbit – Champis the bunny, herding sheep. Who needs sheepdogs when there are… rabbits !

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GOAT VACCINATION PROGRAM

DR. NIKI WHITLEY

Vaccination protocols should be minimally aimed toward the prevention of diseases in your herd and should be developed in consultation with your local veterinarian. The vaccine commonly known as “CDT” or “CD&T” is a vaccination for Clostridium perfringens type C + D and tetanus. This is the vaccine that everyone raising goats should use. The label directions should be followed closely, including those for handling and storage. Several companies make CDT vaccines and some of those include vaccines for additional clostridial diseases. Consult with your veterinarian to determine if those other diseases are common in your area or are on your farm before spending the extra money for the multiple combination vaccines.

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HOUSING FOR SHEEP

SUSAN SCHOENIAN

Housing needs for sheep vary by climate, season(s) of lambing, and management preferences of the shepherd. If lambing will occur during periods of inclement weather, more elaborate housing is usually required. If lambing will occur on pasture during periods of mild weather, simple shelters may be all that is needed.

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2014 ABGA/JABGA NATIONAL SHOW

The excitement of the show ring is an activity that brings our JABGA members together allowing them the opportunity to meet one another, share ideas and form lasting relationships. Make plans to attend all of the scheduled events.

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RAISING AND TRAINING A LIVESTOCK-GUARDING DOG

J.R. LORENZ AND L. COPPINGER

Guarding dogs are useful tools for reducing livestock losses to predators. Success depends on the inborn abilities of the dog and on proper training. This publication provides suggestions for bringing out the best performance in your livestock-guarding dog.

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WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU CROSS A GOAT AND A SHEEP?

“I received a call last week from a farmer in Kildare who informed me of a rare bit of breeding on his farm.”

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SHEEP 201: THE LAMBING PROCESS

SUSAN SCHOENIAN

The lambing process has evolved over thousands of years and most ewes will lamb normally without any trouble or need for assistance. However, understanding the lambing process can help you understand when a ewe is ready to give birth and when it may be necessary to lend a helping hand.

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