Eddie Straiton is the world's outstanding communicator of veterinary procedures and animal care. He earned the title 'TV Vet' from the long series of television programmes in which he brilliantly demonstrated animal husbandry to a wide audience. Following on from his television experience, Eddie became a prolific author, and more than half a million copies of his books have been sold around the world. Now in its seventh edition, Sheep Ailments, Recognition and Treatment covers all the essential information that a flock owner, shepherd or student needs to know, featuring a concise, clear text based around a large number of specially-commissioned photographs.
This comprehensive book covers all aspects of sheep health and disease, and sheep husbandry throughout the annual breeding cycle. Through extensive and detailed photographs it highlights the disease and welfare issues that can arise within the great variety of breeds and flock types. Written by two veterinary surgeons closely involved in sheep health, this book takes a veterinary view of husbandry and emphasizes the importance of keeping diseases out of a flock. From practical tasks such as how to check teeth, feet and udders, through to vaccination schedules, injection techniques and parasite control, it covers the whole life cycle of your flock. Topics covered include: Routine procedures; Selecting breeding stock; Internal and external parasites; Tupping time; Pregnancy; Lambing ewes; Lameness. An essential guide to all aspects of sheep health, disease and sheep husbandry through the annual breeding cycle. Invaluable reference for anyone who keeps sheep on a small scale, with one or two as pets, to those with a commercial flock. It will be of interest also to agricultural and veterinary students and shepherds working with valuable pedigree flocks. Considers how to tackle common diseases, the potential problems that can arise and the preventative measures that can be taken. Superbly illustrated with 609 extensive and detailed colour photographs. Agnes Winter is a specialist sheep vet and Honarary Professor of the Veterinary School at the University of Liverpool and Clare Phythian is a full-time veterinary surgeon specializing in sheep health and welfare.
Lambing can be a challenging prospect whether it's your first or your thirty-first season. This highly practical manual will take you through the period approaching, during and immediately after lambing. Advice is given on how to deal with a range of situations, from normal and malpresentations to the sick in-lamb ewe, abortion, pre- and post-lambing prolapses, to the health of the newborn lamb. It also covers the problems and emergencies that could arise in the first few days, and the easy-to-follow instructions are accompanied by specially-commissioned illustrations.
Author: Pat Coleby
Publisher: Acres USA
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
In this comprehensive guide for all breeders and owners of sheep, whether for wool, meat or milk, renowned Australian livestock expert Pat Coleby covers feeding requirements, land management, sheep management, breeds of sheep, treatment of health problems, minerals and vitamins, and much more. Suitable for both organic and conventional farmers, this information packed volume is an essential read.
Author: Andrew Eales
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2008-05-27
Millions of lambs and ewes die each year during the lambing season. The reasons behind this high level of perinatal mortality are not easily explained and problems that do arise may be difficult to predict. This fully revised new edition of Practical Lambing and Lamb Care attempts to unravel this complex subject by providing practical guidance and information on all aspects of lambing and lamb care. It covers the major diseases and problems in lambs, from poisoning to foot and mouth disease, and includes chapters on the health of the ewe (including abortion issues), preventative methods, lambing techniques and also considers animal welfare issues. A first aid manual for all sheep farmers and veterinary students, with essential information on improving lamb mortality and avoiding stress at lambing time New material on zoonotic infections, handling and storage of drugs, flock health plans, and considerations for organic producers Lots of colour photographs to aid in the diagnosis, treatment and management of disease
Author: David C. Henderson
Publisher: Diamond Farm Book Publications
Release Date: 1990
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.
Raising sheep involves far more than choosing the perfect breed and training a herding dog. The successful sheep farmer must know how to maintain his animalsÕ health and solve daily crises, large and small. Designed to accompany the farmer into the barn, StoreyÕs Barn Guide to Sheep provides clear, step-by-step help, visible from several feet away.Oversized, heavy-duty pages illustrate dozens of procedures with simple, straightforward illustrations. A nail hole at the top of each page enables the farmer to open to the needed instructions, hang the book on a barn wall, andrefer to the step-by-step illustrations throughout every procedure. Graphic presentations guide farmers through trimming hooves, administering injections, assisting with lambing, bottle feeding, milking, shearing, and every other situation that might arise during the normal course of a sheepÕs life. In addition to the procedural information, the book also features full-color anatomical illustrations, a lambing calendar, a feeding chart, and ahelpful record-keeping section. Guiding farmers through the ups and downs of sheep care, StoreyÕs Barn Guide to Sheep will be a trusted companion and an invaluable practical resource.
Author: Neil Sargison
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2018-04-02
The Fourth Edition of Practical Lambing and Lamb Care offers a complete revision and update to this comprehensive and practical resource to all aspects of lambing and lamb care. Offers a thoroughly revised edition of this practical guide to all aspects of lambing and lamb care Presents an authoritative resource for anyone involved in the care of pregnant ewes and newborn lambs, especially sheep farmers and veterinarians Written by leading authors in the field Includes information on health problems, abortion, lambing management, obstetrics and much more
Author: Agnes C. Winter
Publisher: Crowood Press
Release Date: 1999
This comprehensive book covers how to acquire a healthy flock, routine procedures to keep them healthy, common diseases, how to identify problems, how to deal with them, and when to consult the vet. Written by two qualified veterinary surgeons, each with extensive experience of running their own flocks, the clear, easy-to-follow style will enable the book to be used by all sheep keepers, from novices or amateurs with small flocks, to those with larger or pedigree flocks.
It's lambing time at the farm! Meet Timmy and Tina, tiny newborn lambs in need of some extra care. When mother ewe is unable to feed her babies, Mrs. Jane is happy to help. Timmy and Tina drink special formula from bottles, nibble on tender spring grass, and explore their foster home. As the days grow longer, the lambs grow bigger, stronger, and more adventurous. The arrival of a new flock brings new experiences, funny adventures, and the most crowded little barn you could ever imagine! Tina is ready for even more, but Timmy is reluctant. Will Timmy and Tina find a way to be together? Will the flock find a leader? Will Timmy find his courage? Readers young and old will be touched by this sweet barnyard tale of birth, growth, and coming of age. With love, care, and time, even the timid can be brave.
This book provides a review of the current state of knowledge on all aspects of sheep nutrition. The main emphasis is on sheep grazing in systems that range from intensively utilized sown pastures to extensive rangelands.
Author: Mark C. Jorgensen
Publisher: Sunbelt Publications
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Desert Bighorn Sheep: Wilderness Icon is the most comprehensive photographic work on this elusive symbol of the deserts of the southwest United States and northern Mexico. Photographer Jeff Young worked for years to assemble tens of thousands of high quality photographs and assemble them into what is the finest collection of desert bighorn photos ever published. Author Mark Jorgensen brings his five decades of experience studying desert bighorn sheep and managing their habitat to provide the informative text of this book. The book's six chapters features some 200 high quality photographs featuring rare behavior, sheep in their rugged desert habitat, ewes nurturing newborn lambs, and massive rams in stunning ritualized combat for dominance. The text documents the struggle to provide habitat for the desert bighorn from Nuevo Leon west to Baja California, Mexico, and from Texas west to California. Today, well-regulated hunting programs in the United States and Mexico have generated millions of dollars in revenue, which has been directed to bighorn management and conservation programs.