Scrapie linked to spread of BSE

THE fatal brain condition known as mad cow disease could potentially be transmitted to humans by sheep carrying scrapie, new research suggests.



Increasing Lamb Survival

By Mike Neary

Most sources on lamb mortality report that the average death loss of lambs nationally is somewhere in the range of 20 to 25% of the number of lambs born. Furthermore, the majority of lamb mortality occurs within seven days of birth. This is a tremendous amount of reproductive wastage on an individual farm basis and for the sheep industry in its entirety.