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.
Author: Johannes Winkelmann
Release Date: 2017-03-22
Authored by a veterinary specialist, this book provides a comprehensive overview of diseases of veterinary importance, including recent emerging diseases such as Bluetongue and Schmallenberg. Diseases are presented at the level of the whole organism and by individual organ, with illustrations for easy identification. Preventative medicine is also extensively discussed with practical tips for good husbandry techniques. Sheep and Goat Diseases is adapted from the bestselling German book in its 4th edition and will be beneficial to farmers at all levels, including smallholders, hobbyists and commercial farmers. It is also a valuable resource for agricultural and veterinary students. Dr. Johannes Winkelmann is a veterinary specialist and the former director of the Animal Health Service of the North Rhine-Westphalian Chamber of Agriculture. He has a particular interest in diseases of sheep and goats and has also been involved in the Sheep Health Service.
The ever-changing world of cattle farming requires farmers to be up-to-date with best-practice procedures and the latest advances in husbandry techniques. Now in its 4th edition Roger Blowey's updated version of the acclaimed A Veterinary Book for Dairy Farmers deals with newly emerging problems in cattle farming as well as covering the necessary knowledge required for maintenance and prosperity. In this practical guide to animal health and husbandry, the author highlights developments in established conditions including lameness, Johnes, BVD and mastitis. Other updates include the prevention and treatment of emerging diseases such as Schmallenberg and Blue Tongue and current issues in farming such as developments in calf rearing and increasing incidence of botulism and antimicrobial resistance. Translating the latest developments in veterinary research coupled with a long career in veterinary medicine the author provides a comprehensive and practical text for dairy farmers, stockmen, veterinary academics and students alike to navigate this changing field.
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: Phillip R. Scott
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2006-09-20
The author has many years experience in both farm animal practice and commercial sheep farming. In this book he focuses on state-of-the-art clinical medicine and relates it to issues of sheep welfare and husbandry. He takes into account the relationship between the veterinarian and the farmer by dealing with veterinary clinical examination and inspection of husbandry practice, along with subsequent practical and cost effective advice that the veterinarian will have to discuss with the farmer. The book describes and illustrates the important diseases of sheep encountered in general practice, their diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and control. It is divided into chapters based upon each body system and, where appropriate, chapters open with a suggested approach to clinical examination of that body system. Many of the chapters conclude with self-assessment exercises featuring typical clinical cases. The book will be of value to veterinarians in practice and training, animal scientists and agricultural advisors, and scientists interested in animal welfare.
Author: Neil Sargison
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2009-01-26
Sheep Flock Health: a planned approach is a practical guide to the diagnosis and management of production limiting diseases in sheep. The problem-based approach helps both farmers and veterinary practitioners identify health problems. The focus is on good management practices to prevent disease in the first place and to optimise production. Focuses on the achievement and maintenance of optimal productivity, rather than on a catalogue of individual diseases of sheep. Written by an expert with a strong international reputation. Suitable not only for veterinarians and veterinary students, but also progressive sheep farmers.
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: N. Bruce Haynes
Publisher: Storey Kids
Release Date: 2001
KEEPING LIVESTOCK HEALTHY is one of the recognized classics in its field. Small Farmer's Journal called it "a major contribution to available farm veterinary literature." Modern Veterinary Practice wrote: ". . . highly recommended to all livestock owners." And Farmstead Magazine said, "So admirably organized and indexed that its information is instantly available." Now completely revised and updated, this fourth edition draws on the very latest research from experts on each of the five animals covered - horses, cattle, pigs, goats, and sheep. It presents new information on vaccines, artificial insemination, ultrasonography, disease testing, drug treatments, and diseases such as Lyme disease, Potomac fever, bluetongue, foot-and-mouth disease, and mad cow disease. This complete reference on livestock health is an invaluable guide to preventing disease through good nutrition, proper housing, and appropriate care.
Advances in Sheep Welfare examines the recent advances made in sheep welfare assessment, handling and management, providing state-of-the-art coverage of the welfare needs of one of the world’s most widely farmed animals. The book begins with an introduction to sheep welfare in Part One, with chapters covering biology and natural behavior, sheep production systems, and consumer and societal expectations for sheep products. Part Two goes on to highlight new advances in sheep welfare assessment, before Part Three outlines a wide range of solutions to sheep welfare challenges. The final section looks ahead to the future, considering what sheep welfare will look like in 2030 and beyond. This book is an essential part of the wider ranging series Advances in Farm Animal Welfare, with coverage of cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry. With its expert editors and international team of contributors, Advances in Sheep Welfare is a key reference tool for welfare research scientists and students, veterinarians involved in welfare assessment, and indeed anyone with a professional interest in the welfare of sheep. Brings together top researchers in the field to provide a comprehensive overview of recent advances in the understanding of sheep welfare and management Presents part of a wider series, Advances in Agricultural Animal Welfare, which provides comprehensive coverage of animal welfare of the world’s major farmed animals Highlights current advances and looks ahead to how sheep welfare management will develop in the next ten to fifteen years
Practical Sheep Keeping explains everything you need to know to manage sheep and keep them healthy. Aimed particularly at the keeper of the small flock - say around thirty ewes - the principles nevertheless apply to flocks of all sizes. From choosing and buying, through housing, feeding and routine management, to breeding and lambing, Kim Cardell offers sound advice based on many years' experience. Contents include: Where to begin; Fencing, shelter and housing; Moving, handling and transport; Breeding and genetics; Nutrition.Grassland and crops; Wool and shearing; Keeping the flock healthy; Lambing and lamb rearing; Marketing and business. A comprehensive guide to sheep keeping aimed at sheep farmers and potential sheep farmers, especially on a smaller scale. Gives sound advice on how to manage sheep and how to keep them healthy. Fully illustrated with over 120 black & white photographs and diagrams. Kim Cardell is an experienced sheep keeper, farming journalist and past editor of The Sheep Farmer.
Author: Graham R. Duncanson
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Small animal veterinarians are increasingly taking on caseloads that include farm animals, with cases being presented by local hobby farmers, smallholders, and novelty pet owners. Recognizing this trend, this book provides a quick reference guide for small-animal trained veterinarians in the basics of surgery and treatment of farm animals. Popular animals such as cattle, sheep, goats, camelids and backyard poultry are covered, and basic techniques such as anaesthesia, clinical examination techniques, breeding, surgery and euthanasia are discussed. The book is an essential resource for practicing small animal veterinarians, veterinary and animal management students, for continuing professional development and as a refresher guide.
Author: Peter Dunn
Publisher: Old Pond Publishing
Release Date: 2007-05-25
This practical book offers guidelines for goatkeepers. It gives up-to-date information on the symptoms and control of all the major goat diseases, with particular emphasis on the prevention of illness through good husbandry. A colour photograph sequence shows how a normal kidding should progress.
This is a book every goat-keeper should have. The latest edition has been extensively revised by Ruth Goodwin, a well-known expert, to reflect the changes in the goat-keeping world since publication of the previous edition. She has incorporated her revisions with great skill without losing the character of what is a classic work.
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.
Sheep Farming for Meat and Wool contains practical, up-to-date information on sheep production and management for producers throughout temperate Australia. It is based on research and extension projects conducted over many years by the Department of Primary Industries and its predecessors and the University of Melbourne. The book covers business management, pasture growth and management, nutrition and feed management, drought management, reproductive management, disease management, genetic improvement, animal welfare and working dog health. It also gives seasonal reminders for a spring lambing wool-producing flock, for autumn lambing Merino ewes joined to Border Leicester rams, and for winter lambing crossbred ewes joined to terminal sires. It will guide new and established farmers, students of agriculture and service providers with detailed information on the why and how of sheep production, and will assist farmer groups to initiate activities aimed at increasing their efficiency in specific areas of sheep production.