Sheep Health, Husbandry and Disease: A Photographic Guide (Hardcover)

Sheep Health, Husbandry and Disease: A Photographic Guide By Agnes Winter, Clare Phythian Cover Image
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This comprehensive book covers all aspects of sheep health, husbandry, and disease throughout the annual breeding cycle. Through extensive and detailed photographs it highlights the disease and welfare issues that can arise within the great variety of breeds and flock types. Written by two veterinary surgeons closely involved in sheep health, it takes a veterinary view of husbandry and emphasizes the importance of keeping diseases out of a flock. From practical tasks such as how to check teeth, feet, and udders, through to vaccination schedules, injection techniques, and parasite control, it covers the whole life cycle of your flock. Topics covered include routine procedures, selecting breeding stock, internal and external parasites, tupping time, pregnancy and lambing ewes, and lameness.

About the Author

Agnes Winter is a specialist sheep vet who grew up on a family farm in the Yorkshire Dales and has kept sheep for most of her life. She is the past president of the Sheep Veterinary Society, and vice president of the European College of Small Ruminant Health Management. She is now honorary professor of the Veterinary School at University of Liverpool where she worked for 25 years before retiring in 2008.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781847972354
ISBN-10: 1847972357
Publisher: The Crowood Press
Publication Date: April 25th, 2011
Pages: 208
Language: English