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Reproductive Failure

Investigation of high barren rates at scanning

It is common to see sheep scanner’s trailers on the road just now for earlier lambing flocks. Hopefully early indications of scans are good, but the check list below which we issued two years ago is a useful reminder if called to investigate problems with poorer scans through this winter and put in plans to manage this going forward.…

  • SRUC Veterinary Services
  • 04/12/2023
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Sheep abortions with no diagnosis

Where there has been significant reproductive loss in a flock and no diagnosed cause, now is a good time to take stock when it comes to future health planning and when considering pre-tupping abortion vaccine programmes.…

  • SRUC Veterinary Services
  • 18/07/2023
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Dumfries ovine abortion diagnoses 2023

EAE, Toxoplasmosis and Campylobacter were almost inevitably the most common diagnoses with Toxoplasmosis taking the top spot this year.…

  • SRUC Veterinary Services
  • 18/07/2023
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Late term abortions and small calves

Our St Boswells Disease Surveillance Centre is aware of five herds having problems with small calves so far this year, which are either aborted late in pregnancy, stillborn or alive.…

  • SRUC Veterinary Services
  • 28/04/2023
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Sheep Abortions with no Diagnosis, what next?

When there has been significant reproductive loss in a flock and no diagnosed cause, various things should be considered and questions asked before deciding what, if anything, to do next.…

  • SRUC Veterinary Services
  • 16/08/2022
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Ovine abortion season 2022 so far

In contrast to what is normally seen at this time of year, there are many more diagnoses of toxoplasma than EAE. Toxovax supply issues combined with promotion of vaccination to prevent EAE may have played a role.…

  • SRUC Veterinary Services
  • 05/04/2022
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Factors that may affect ewe colostrum quality

Earlier this year Page et al. reported the findings of some research into ewe colostrum quality.…

  • SRUC Veterinary Services
  • 22/03/2022
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Rickets in sheep

Cases of rickets are usually seen when sunlight levels are low and young hill sheep are grazed on good quality dairy grazing.…

  • SRUC Veterinary Services
  • 17/03/2022
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Listeria diagnoses

January and February have seen multiple diagnoses of listeriosis in both sheep and beef cattle this year.…

  • SRUC Veterinary Services
  • 25/02/2022
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Metabolic sampling ewes pre-lambing

Checking the nutritional status of ewes before lambing will help to prevent body condition losses and metabolic issues like pregnancy toxaemia.…

  • SRUC Veterinary Services
  • 15/02/2022
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Maximising your lamb crop

Our colleagues in SAC Consulting have organised a series of online events to prepare for lambing 2022, to minimise the losses at lambing time.…

  • SRUC Veterinary Services
  • 15/02/2022
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