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Views Total views. Actions Shares. Embeds 0 No embeds. No notes for slide. Basic sheep and goat husbandry 1. Sheep vs. What about shearing? Advantage of crossbred animalsRegardless of species, crossbred animals are preferable to purebreds. Reproductive basicsLandscape management can be combined with production.
The vaccines used overseas reduce the severity of the clinical signs but do not eliminate the infection. Any animals seen with abscesses should be culled. Small group screening prior to sale of rams and ewes is available with the group remaining in isolation for twelve weeks. Accreditation for enzootic abortion is available after a two-year testing period. Detectable antibodies are found following an abortion and long- acting tetracyclines in late pregnancy may prevent the abortion but are not expected to eliminate the infection.
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Abortion materials are a risk to pregnant women and other animals. Vaccinated animals show positive with a blood test but it may be possible to have an ELISA test that is not affected by the vaccine. The comment was made that it is difficult to grow strains of the organism obtained from goats. Practical measures include reducing the exposure of young goats to dung and only spread dung on pasture that is to be grazed by adults.
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Regarding BSE in goats, one UK case is considered positive that was born in and died in and one case is subject to further investigation which is expected to take a further two years. French proposals to limit the importation of milk from herds infected with scrapie are causing concern. Within the EU there are Kattie Little is undertaking a Nuffield Scholarship to investigate this emerging industry in various countries and she will be reporting back to the society next year.
A transition from traditional to commercial production with niche marketing is anticipated. Hilary Stephens from Shearwell assessed the pros and cons of the various means of tagging for goats and the new regulations coming. Electronic identification will not be compulsory but this approach is said to be more accurate, faster and cheaper than plastic tags.
The correct application of split tags, button tags, flag tags and wrap-around tags were discussed. Poor quality tagging is said to be quite common. Goats born after 31st December will require double conventional tags. Following the recent outbreaks of E.
Lesley Prior indicated that the detail of sponge use and timing requires further investigation. Also under development is a biosecurity checklist for goat herds: Kat Bazeley has interpreted experiences and recom-mendations from sheep and cattle. Anyone with views on goat herd biosecurity is invited to contact the secretary e-mail nickclayton2 mac.
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How can vets improve their communication to farmers and become more involved with sheep health? Analysing the network of cattle movements in the UK could improve the control of diseases, including bovine TB. Promoting effective biosecurity practices is key to halting the spread of the devastating disease in Europe. Bacteria survive for months Bacteria in pus from abscesses due to CLA Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis can survive in the environment for months.