Duddingtonia flagrans is a non-chemical biological control for the infective stages of parasitic GIN of grazing animals, which acts by substantially reducing the numbers of infective worm larvae (including multi-resistant larvae) emerging from manure onto pasture.
By: Sean Cummins
The many nutritional challenges facing the ewe during late pregnancy must be managed in order to avoid a detrimental lambing outcome, according to UCD’s Prof. Tommy Boland.
By: Laurie Ball-Gisch
Over the past 12 lambing seasons, the main thing the sheep giving birth has taught me is that every season will bring a new lesson. I’ll never forget meeting a seasoned shepherd with 50 years of lambing behind him who told me that he still learns something new every year. So as I cherish the “lull before the storm” on a quiet, pre-lambing time evening, I want to share some things I’ve learned to make spring lambing less hectic and some items I keep around to make life easier during what is a very busy time of year.
By: Purdue Extension
The Lambing School is conducted as an educational event for new, beginning or veteran sheep or goat producers to familiarize them with lambing or kidding procedures. It will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Follow the link for more information and to register.
By: Purdue Extension
On Thursday, February 15, 2018, Purdue Sheep and Goat extension will be having a webinar about sheep and goat health. The speakers will be veterinarians who will talk about the best way to prevent and treat coccidia, caseous lymphadenitis, and caprine arthritis encephalitis. Follow the link for more information.
By: Ohio State Sheep Team
Mastitis in goats and sheep, similar to cows, is defined as inflammation of the mammary gland and can occurs due several factors, which may be infectious or not and may present in clinical or subclinical form.
By: American Sheep Industry Association
The American Lamb Board invites industry associations to participate in the 2018 Local Lamb Promotional Funding Program.