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by Muleflock
Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: broken leg(s)
Replies: 11
Views: 4797

Re: broken leg(s)

DonDrewry wrote: I'll give him a total of about 4 weeks in a cast and then I'll remove it all together.


Ultimately, you should follow whatever advice your vet has with respect to the timing and duration of whatever form of external stabilization being used.

Hope all goes well.
by Muleflock
Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: broken leg(s)
Replies: 11
Views: 4797

Re: broken leg(s)

That depends on the severity of the fracture and what bone(s) are broken and if an open or closed fracture. In my experience with lambs that age, the fracture is usually a low energy, bending fracture of a distal bone of an extremity. These are most often what are sometimes described as "green ...
by Muleflock
Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: OPP Eradication Protocol
Replies: 26
Views: 37752

Re: OPP Eradication Protocol

Some of this will be repetitious as Judy covered most everything. Perhaps my fault this thread diverged into two and now three separate issues with respect to this incurable disease of sheep; Current understanding of transmission and how this affects strategies to control infectivity and thereby eli...
by Muleflock
Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: OPP Eradication Protocol
Replies: 26
Views: 37752

Re: OPP Eradication Protocol

Don,

What test was used?
by Muleflock
Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: OPP Eradication Protocol
Replies: 26
Views: 37752

Re: OPP Eradication Protocol

Research conducted by L.M. Herrmann-Hoesing and others pretty much paved the way for the current understanding of the natural transmission of this virus within flocks. http://file.scirp.org/Html/23146.html Unfortunately, retroviral infections don't go away spontaneously. And while the amount of econ...
by Muleflock
Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: OPP Eradication Protocol
Replies: 26
Views: 37752

Re: OPP Eradication Protocol

Of consideration in the development of current protocol recommendations was to use the most current science to develop management strategies that are highly effective at reducing infection transmission within the flock and ultimately eliminate the disease. This has resulted in management practices t...
by Muleflock
Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: OPP Eradication Protocol
Replies: 26
Views: 37752

Re: OPP Eradication Protocol

Because the majority of new infections in the flock will come by way of adolescent sheep being exposed to respiratory secretions of older infected ewes, you need to do what is necessary to prevent this from happening. This obviously goes for all lambs born in the flock, regardless if mom is infected...
by Muleflock
Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: broken leg(s)
Replies: 11
Views: 4797

Re: broken leg(s)

Hey Scott, how's the splinting going and how's the lamb?
by Muleflock
Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Pre-lambing mastitis, grannies and colostrum
Replies: 10
Views: 3422

Re: Pre-lambing mastitis, grannies and colostrum

I think there may be some confusion about antibiotics as well. Not all antibiotics kill bacteria. Some just prevent bacterial replication. Bactericidal v/s bacteriostatic.
by Muleflock
Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: broken leg(s)
Replies: 11
Views: 4797

Re: broken leg(s)

On splinting or any other type of external fracture immobilization, the goal is to do your best to reduce the four forces that act at the fracture sight without causing pressure sores or circulation restriction and at the same time attempting to regain anatomical integrity.. The four forces being; a...
by Muleflock
Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Pre-lambing mastitis, grannies and colostrum
Replies: 10
Views: 3422

Re: Pre-lambing mastitis, grannies and colostrum

Interestingly, studies on prelactation mastitis show that the concentration of immunoglobulins in colostrum remains near normal. However there is a reduction in the overall amount available owing to a reduction in the amount of colostrum produced. From that I think it's safe to conclude that if anti...
by Muleflock
Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: How to Get a Urine Sample?
Replies: 11
Views: 9434

Re: How to Get a Urine Sample?

Ketone bodies accumulate in the blood and are either converted to acetone (which is a volatile substance excreted in the lungs as a gas), or are excreted primarily as beta-hydroxybutyrate in the urine. Blood can be and is tested for ketones but that's a different test than the urine strips. The ewe ...
by Muleflock
Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Follow up lambing questions
Replies: 35
Views: 9336

Re: Follow up lambing questions

In the midwest, it's sad to see so many areas that once supported miles of cattails now taken over by the invasive Reed plant, Phragmites australis.
by Muleflock
Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Marry a smart lady and you'll learn things...about dumb lamb
Replies: 10
Views: 3712

Re: Marry a smart lady and you'll learn things...about dumb lamb

Ah those endorphins and related cortisols....Makes me want to live more than I did before I ran those last three miles!
by Muleflock
Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Sudden death in day old lamb
Replies: 10
Views: 4924

Re: Sudden death in day old lamb

What is the vaccine status of the ewe?

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