Sheep Flock Health : A Planned Approach

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-04-28
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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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 Biography

Neil Sargison is a senior lecturer at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Large Animal Practice. He holds the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons diploma in sheep health and production and is a fellow of the RCVS. He has an excellent reputation as a farm animal veterinarian, clinical researcher and teacher, both in the UK and internationally.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Abbreviationsp. ix
The Lambing Percentagep. 1
The mating periodp. 2
Mid to late pregnancyp. 46
Perinatal lamb survivalp. 67
Lamb losses between 1 week old and weaningp. 136
Lamb Growthp. 143
Investigation of ill thrift in weaned lambsp. 144
Parasitic gastroenteritisp. 149
Cestode parasitesp. 191
Liver flukep. 197
Ill thrift due to trace element deficienciesp. 206
Ill thrift associated with chronic diseasep. 220
Unexpected Disease or Deathp. 228
Sudden death in store lambsp. 228
Poisonous plantsp. 233
Common mineral and inorganic poisoningsp. 245
Mycotoxicosesp. 254
Clostridial diseasesp. 262
Ill Thrift in Adult Sheepp. 275
Investigation of ill thrift in adult sheepp. 276
Respiratory diseasep. 278
Alimentary diseasep. 287
Lamenessp. 303
Diseases of the footp. 303
Lameness not caused by foot problemsp. 322
Neurological Diseasesp. 327
Neurological examination of sheepp. 327
Diseases causing cerebral lesionsp. 327
Diseases causing cerebellar lesionsp. 332
Diseases causing vestibular lesionsp. 337
Diseases causing brainstem lesionsp. 338
Diseases causing spinal cord lesionsp. 342
Diseases of the peripheral nervesp. 345
Skin and Eye Diseasesp. 346
Ectoparasitic skin diseasesp. 347
Non-parasitic skin diseasesp. 402
Eye diseasesp. 428
Exotic and notifiable diseasesp. 432
Overview of the structure and economics of the UK sheep industry, highlighting the increasing need for efficient flock health managementp. 451
Colour plates are found facing p. 302
Indexp. 457
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