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Farm Animal Practice
Mastitis in ewes
  1. Agnes Winter

    Agnes Winter is a lecturer in sheep medicine and head of the Division of Farri Animal Studies at Liverpool. She is a past presidenit of the Sheep Veterinary Society and was a member of the Farm Animal Welfare Council. She holds the RCVS diploma in sheep health and productiorn. In 1995, she received the George Hedley Award for outstanding services to the sheep industry.

Abstract

MOST sheep flocks in the UK experience cases of mastitis, but the annual incidence is very variable ranging from 1 to 15 per cent. On average, lowland lamb-rearing flocks experience four to five cases of mastitis per 100 ewes, with hill flocks usually having a lower incidence. This article discusses the management of both acute and chronic ovine mastitis and highlights the importance of prevention in controlling the disease.

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