Category: Small Ruminant

Goat and sheep health topics

Listeriosis in Sheep, Goats, Camelids, and Cattle

What is Listeriosis? Each year, particularly during late fall and winter, we see cases of acute listeriosis in sheep, goats, camelids, and cattle. Listeriosis is caused by a bacteria known as listeria monocytogenes. Listeriosis in animals typically presents in one of two forms: abortions or acute encephalitis. It also has the potential to cause sepsis. […]

Urinary Calculi

Urinary calculi, or “stones” are a frequent issue in castrated male goats and sheep being fed a diet with grain.  The mineral composition of drinking water combined with dietary mineral imbalances contribute to urinary calculi formation. Signs of urinary calculi: The animals may posture as if they are attempting to urinate, twitch the tail, or […]

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