By Michelle Arnold, DVM
There are many important diseases in goats but none are as common or threaten the health of goats as much as internal parasites (worms). Although there are many types of worms that may contribute to a parasite problem, the blood-sucking barber pole worm (Haemonchus contortus) is the most prevalent and most important, especially in the southern US. This parasite causes the highest death loss in young animals during their first year on pasture, especially around weaning time.
By Hywel Trewyn
Researchers at Bangor University are leading an international team to explore the links between sheep grazing and nitrous oxide emissions.
By Carol Sanders
September is the time to prepare for sheep or goat breeding season, said David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Several steps can help ensure the most successful breeding season ever.
By PHYS.org and provided by International Livestock Research Institute
At a time when the price of mutton is climbing and wool crashing, a groundbreaking new study has used advanced genetic sequencing technology to rewrite the history of sheep breeding and trading along the ancient Silk Road—insights that can help contemporary herders in developing countries preserve or recover valuable traits crucial to their food and economic security.
By USA TODAY
An overgrown sheep found lost in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 93 pounds of wool, the shearer said.
By Heather Smith Thomas
Hay is the mainstay diet for our livestock. Learn the intricacies of hay types, nutritional content and quality before purchasing your next load.
By The Sheep Site
University of Missouri researchers have found that the type of food wasted has a significant impact on the environment, and wasted meat has a greater environmental cost.
By Earl Horlyk
Wodtke uses milk from her small herd of saanen goats to make Bloom Wild bar soaps that she sells from her store in Hinton, Iowa.
By Kerry Grens
A die-off of newborn lambs in Australia leads to the discovery of a new toxin and clues to a devastating liver disease in children.
By KSFY ABC
The state’s sheep growers plan to gather in Rapid City next month.