Tag: Small Ruminant

Winter: Planning Ahead for Battling Barber Pole Worm in Small Ruminants and Camelids

Did you battle intestinal parasites with the goats, sheep, or camelids on your farm this year? We only tend to think about parasites in the warm season when the diarrhea is plentiful, the eyelids are pale, the hair coat looks terrible, the weight withers away, or the appetite diminishes. Winter is one of our very […]

Listeriosis in Sheep, Goats, Camelids, and Cattle

What is Listeriosis? Each year, particularly during late fall and winter, we see cases of acute listeriosis in sheep, goats, camelids, and cattle. Listeriosis is caused by a bacteria known as listeria monocytogenes. Listeriosis in animals typically presents in one of two forms: abortions or acute encephalitis. It also has the potential to cause sepsis. […]

Copper Oxide Wire Particles for Deworming

Managing internal parasites in sheep and goats requires a multi-faceted approach.  Good pasture management practices, feeding an appropriate diet, using certain forages such as sericea in your pasture, preventing overstocking of animals on the pasture, and using appropriate dewormers to combat drug resistance are all tools we have to combat the issue. Another tool that you […]

Urinary Calculi

Urinary calculi, or “stones” are a frequent issue in castrated male goats and sheep being fed a diet with grain.  The mineral composition of drinking water combined with dietary mineral imbalances contribute to urinary calculi formation. Signs of urinary calculi: The animals may posture as if they are attempting to urinate, twitch the tail, or […]

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