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Manual of Sheep Diseases, 2nd Edition

Manual of Sheep Diseases, 2nd Edition

J. Hindson, Agnes Winter

ISBN: 978-1-405-14870-2 April 2008 Wiley-Blackwell 304 Pages




This revised and updated version of Outline of Clinical Diagnosis in Sheep now covers the whole field of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases and poor production of sheep. It is aimed at the non-specialist veterinarian and fills a niche between the large, comprehensive books on sheep and the shorter texts aimed at farmers. It will also appeal to all those involved in sheep production, and is a valuable reference for veterinary students.

A wide range of diseases and conditions is covered, together with important aspects of production such as lamb output and growth rates. New sections have been added on nutrition (which has a significant effect on all aspects of production), anaesthesia, vaccination programmes, and parasite control.



1. Introduction.

2. Suboptimal reproductive performance SORP.

3. Abortion.

4. Dystocia and vagino-cervical prolapse.

5. Male infertility.

6. Periparturient ewe losses.

7. Mastitis, udder and teat lesions.

8. Perinatal lamb losses.

9. Inadequate growth rate.

10. Diarrhoea.

11. Tenesmus.

12. Adult weight loss.

13. Mouth disorders.

14. Lameness.

15. Changed behaviour and neurological dysfunction.

16. Eye disorders/visual defects.

17. Anaemia.

18. Jaundice.

19. Abdominal distension and abdominal pain.

20. Wool loss and skin lesions.

21. Respiratory disease.

22. Found dead and sudden death.

Appendix 1 Postmortem examination.

Appendix 2 Sample taking and sample sending.

Appendix 3 Nutrition.

Appendix 4 Internal parasite control.

Appendix 5 Health plans and vaccination programmes.

Appendix 6 Poisons.

Appendix 7 Zoonoses.

Appendix 8 Anaesthesia and common surgical procedures.

Appendix 9 Possible new production and disease patterns.

Appendix 10 Standard reference values.

Appendix 11 Abbreviations.

Appendix 12 Further reading.


"Busy veterinary surgeons in general practice will find [this publication] a veritable fund of useful information...recent graduates will have ready access to reliable advice ...and final year students will find it an invaluable source of readily assimilable information on sheep medicine...This publication is indeed a manual of sheep diseases and will be a most valuable addition to the general practitioner's library"
The Veterinary Record

"This book is far better than the first, both in style and in content. There are longer, more comprehensive books, and there are certainly more expensive books, but there are none that provide such essential information for the sheep practitioner in such a concise and easy-to-use format. If you want help with a diagnosis, this book should be the first one to pick up.
Veterinary Times

* practical, accessible and user-friendly
* now includes colour pictures of important diseases
* expanded to give comprehensive coverage of sheep diseases and not just diagnosis