SHEEP MEETING

My Local Vet sent me an Invatation to attend a Sheep Meeting this week
(A Sheep Specialist From Edinburgh Veterinary College)
 
   Emerging Diseases In British Sheep Flocks
 
I thought that I would share some of the meeting with you all....................
 
He began by talking about  Acute Liver Fluke treat with TRICLABENDAENDAZOLE
REPEAT @ 3 WEEK INTERVALS during the high risk period and 3 weeks later do
a faeces egg count  ( this should be done yearly) to check on worm build up.
your vet will do arrange to do this with samples taken from one or two of your flock
collect yourself and take into your vet this way worms can be controlled.
Regular worming with Ivermectin or Benzimidazole was suggested.
The other advise on this was to weigh your largest ewe and treat all with this doose
Sheep are becoming resistant to many wormers that is why a yearly  faeces test
should be carried out...................
 
Australlia have been finding worm build up a problem and soon a 3 way wormer will
be on sale in Britain already using one in Australlia.........
 
A new strain of Ring worm in sheep has been found during the last five months in Scotland not associated with cattle Ring Worm it is called ZOONOSIS This can be treated with  Natramycin Wash and always wear rubber gloves when treating..........
 
OVINE DIGITAL DERMATITUS  AGAIN this one has been aroun for the last five years Cause not known with this it is often mistaken for foot rot but the feet bleed
and the hoof disintergrates Formalin does not work on this disease for this but
TYLAN  ANTIBIOTIC POWDER  1 GRAM TO ONE LETRE OF WATER DOES.......
 
caseous  lymphadentis  IS GETTING MORE COMMON  during the last 4 years
sheep can survive for up to five months mostly common in Marino sheep for some reason  unable to treat with antibiotics............Cull Infected stock...................
 
The meeting ended talking about Mastitus in sheep - treatment MICOTIL Inject into
udder as soon as possible.........................
 
We were then given Steak pie and chips after looking at so many dreadful pictures
of sheep with the various Diseases I can not say that I ate very much
 
I think that the worst disease talked about was the OVINE DIGITAL and how easy it
would be to mistake for Foot and Mouth.....................
I will make sure that I do the yearly test for worm build up in future............
 
                                                        Moira  Cumbria