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.

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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.

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