Approach to sheep abortion cases in busy general practice

Speaker: Kate Hovers

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Approach to sheep abortion cases in busy general practice


Approach to sheep abortion.

How to respond to telephone call “my ewes are slipping lambs, I need some antibiotics”

Converting initial contact to farm visit – not all causes are infectious

Appropriate investigation and sample submission

Diagnostics

Action both at the time and for the future – treatment and prevention

Converting initial problem to better involvement with sheep farmers and flock health

 

Learning objectives

1/ Accepted/realistic losses from abortion and stillbirth and when to intervene

2/ Appropriate antibiotic use in ovine abortion outbreaks

3 Appropriate and timely sample taking and submission

4/ Main causes of ovine abortion

5/ Prevention and control of major causes