FLERDS: SHEEP AND CATTLE GRAZING TOGETHER FOR PREDATOR CONTROL AND PASTURE MANAGEMENT

BY KATHY VOTH

Multi-species grazing isn’t just about diversifying your operation and making good use of your pastures. It can also be a way to protect small ruminants from predation!

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HERB CRUSTED RACK OF LAMB – GORDAN RAMSAY

BY THE F WORD

Gordon Ramsay’s top tips and recipe for cooking rack of lamb. Filmed for The F Word.

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SHEEP AND GOAT POX: CAUSES, PREVENTION AND TREATMENT

BY SILESHI ZEWDIE, ALEMU YAMI, R.C. MERKEL AND L.DAWSON

Sheep and Goat Pox (SGP) is one of the most important diseases of sheep and goats in Ethiopia following Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) and Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia (CCPP). Sheep and Goat Pox is a highly contagious viral disease of sheep and goats. Generally the disease and associated mortality are less commonly seen in indigenous breeds in endemic areas as compared with exotic breeds.

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LUMPY WOOL – A SKIN DISEASE OF SHEEP

BY NSW GOVERNMENT

Lumpy wool is a disease caused by the bacterium Dermatophilus congolensis. The bacteria infect the skin, and cause scab formation. Hard scab masses lift from the skin with the fleece as it grows, causing the characteristic ‘lumpy wool’. The disease is also called mycotic dermatitis, or ‘dermo’.

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How to Castrate a Male Goat Using an Elastrator Band (Banding)

BY OSUMEATGOAT

This is an educational presentation on how to castrate a male goat using the elastrator method or commonly called banding. JJ Jones and Justin McDaniel show the tools necessary and the proper way to band a male goat. This is one of the sessions taught during the OSU Meat Goat Boot Camp.

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BLOOD SAMPLING IN SHEEP

BY BECKY MITCHELL, MIKE NEARY, AND GERALD KELLY

Scientific advances have helped sheep producers genotype sheep or potential susceptibility to scrapie. They can also determine if the animal is a carrier of the spider lamb gene. To run a DNA test on a sheep, the most common and effective method is to submit a blood sample to the laboratory doing the analysis. Producers can get blood samples drawn by suing an animal health care professional or by learning to perform the task themselves.

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SPIDER LAMB SYNDROME: (HEREDITARY CHONDRODYSPLASIA)

BY DAWN FOX, LAURIE SOLIDAY, AND KYLE BARNARD

Spider Syndrome is a disorder related to abnormal transformation of cartilage to bone.

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