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Sheep Flock Health: A Planned Approach

ISBN: 978-1-4051-6044-5
480 pages
April 2008, 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 of 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. The emphasis is on overall flock health rather than treatment of individual animals.

* Supports decision making for sheep flock health management

* Promotes a planned approach to reduce the risk of disease

* Provides an immediate source of reference when considering a sheep flock health issue
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1. The Lambing Percentage.

2. Lamb Growth.

3. Unexpected Disease or Death.

4. Ill Thrift in Adult Sheep.

5. Lameness.

6. Neurological Diseases.

7. Skin and Eye Diseases.

Appendix A. Exotic and Notifiable Diseases.

Appendix B. Overview of the Structure and Economics of the UK Sheep Industry.

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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.
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  • Adopts a practical, problem-based approach to all round sheep flock health.

  • 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.
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"If a reader has a special interest in sheep production medicine, this book is a worthy addition to that individual's reference collection." (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, March 2009)

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