A wide-ranging manual on sheep diseases which offers to increase productivity and profitability by improving the standard of husbandry and upgrading the health status of the flock. The book stresses the understanding of the causes and development of disease so that a full prevention programme can be planned. A major section describes the latest techniques for fertility control. Quick reference pages offer action checklists at key points in the shepherd's year. Appendices cover such basic but essential techniques as dipping procedures. David Henderson has experience of the practical side of raising sheep He qualified as a veterinary surgeon and has worked in a general veterinary practice. He has been an agricultural college lecturer and has worked in pharmaceutical research and development. This manual is for sheep farmers but has also been prepared with the needs of agricultural and veterinary students in mind.
Table of Contents
Health and disease; preparation for mating; control of breeding - advanced techniques; fertility and the management of pregnancy; lambing time; the care and welfare of newborn lambs; diseases of newborn lambs; pneumonia and other respiratory diseases; vitamins, minerals, diet; internal parasites; external parasites; miscellaneous skin, eye and gum conditions; poisons and radioactivity.
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