Over-width truck loads of Wool packs have been identified as a significant traffic issue in New South Wales. and this issue along with better wool pack designs is being investigated by the Australian Wool Exchange Ltd (AWEX) as a service to NSW growers.
Firstly, AWEX is undertaking a review of the wool pack standard. This . . . → Read More: Finding a better Wool Pack Design
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Common diseases that can cause serious health problems in humans (zoonoses).
. . . → Read More: Disease transmission between sheep and humans
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Many diseases occur on sheep farms. Develop a list of common diseases in your region and be aware of strategies to control the impact if a disease occurs. The table outlines a few common diseases.
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When conditions are green and pasture is growing, controlling the expression of footrot is the best option. The objective is to limit production losses and reduce the prevalence of sheep with footrot. Control is best achieved with either foot-bathing, vaccination, or a combination of both, depending on . . . → Read More: Control and eradication of footrot, lice and OJD in sheep
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Quarantine may need to be adopted if sheep are agisted or travel along roads where exposure to other sheep is possible. Quarantine if stray sheep are mixed with your own sheep.
The footrot bacterium Dichelobacter nodosus survives off sheep for up to 7 days. Keep newly introduced sheep in . . . → Read More: Quarantine periods for important sheep diseases
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This article is intended to examine the risks of introducing important diseases that can have major economic consequences for a sheep enterprise.
General considerations to minimise disease introduction: 100% secure boundary fences — most diseases are prevented by secure boundary fences Buying sheep — the more mobs . . . → Read More: Analysing the risk of potential disease sources for sheep