Monday, April 22, 2013

Navel Illness - Dairy Sheep

Navel Illness is an infection which can be caused by any number of organisms that gain entrance to the lambs body through the umbilical cord shortly after birth. They develop into serious illness, usually within an few days. By treating the umbilical cord with Iodine asap after birth, and making sure the lamb nurses its mother within the first hour, you can immunize the danger of Naval Ill. A second dousing with Iodine twelve hours later is a good practice. Clean bedding in the lamb pen will lessen the chance of infection.

Have a great Monday!