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Robot Sheep Shearing

the first shearing blow on a live sheep by a robot in July 1979. The ORACLE robot performed this feat. It was designed in ...ORACLE robot in a shearing test in June 1981...more

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An Introduction to Feeding Small Ruminants

Feed is the single largest cost associated with raising small ruminants, typically accounting for 60% or more of total production costs. It goes without saying that nutrition exerts a very...more

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Controlling toxoplasmosis in sheep

Increased levels of barren ewes, abortion, mummification, stillbirths and the birth of weak lambs which fail to suckle and survive all form part of the abortion syndrome. One live lamb born with a dead lamb is also a common...more

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Reproductive Problems in Rams

Systematic examination of all males to be used for breeding can prevent reproductive failure, minimize nonpregnant ewes, and increase numbers of lambs born early during...more

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Mastitis in the Ewe

The primary cause of mastitis in goats and sheep are well-recognized groups of microorganisms, Streptococcus sp., Staphylococcus sp., Pasteurella sp. and coliforms, Escherichia coli...and ....Recent studies at the University of Missouri collected data on...more

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Pregnancy Toxaemia (Twin Lamb Disease)

Pregnancy Toxaemia is a metabolic disorder where the body’s energy requirements are not being met, resulting from a significant decline in the level of nutrition. In the final 2 months of a ewe’s pregnancy, 70% of ...more

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Control of Footrot in Sheep

Footrot is a serious problem that has had a strong negative impact on our sheep industry ....sheep suffering from footrot are less able to compete for feed, forages and are more susceptible to other diseases because of their ...more

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Dentition

The teeth can be used as an aid in determining the approximate age of a goat, especially up to the...more

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Overeating Disease (Enterotoxemia, Pulpy Kidney)

Overeating disease also known as "Enterotoxemia" or "pulpy kidney" disease. It is a highly significant and costly disease in the sheep industry. This disease is a major...more

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Caseous Lymphadenitis

Caseous Lymphadenitis (CLA) can be a devastating disease for the sheep and goat producer. It can pose a huge economic loss by decreasing pelt value through ...more

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