Most people know to protect chickens from coccidiosis, but the parasite can infect sheep, too. Here’s what to watch for and how to treat.
The official science may still be out on feeding sheep kelp, but anecdotal evidence supports supplementing a flock’s diet for overall benefits.
Using a lambing calculator can help you better predict when ewes deliver spring lambsâ€”and when you need to have supplies ready to care for the newborns.
What should you do if signs indicate one of your newborn lambs has hypothermia? It’s important to act quickly; these steps can help you save a life.
Winter lambing isn’t for every shepherd, but for those that do, it’s important to recognize the signs of hypothermia and understand treatment options.
It’s important to keep an eye on your sheep’s feet to avoid lameness. And when you’re checking for foot rot, you may want to go ahead and do a quick hoof trim.
Sheep need vitamins and minerals to supplement those available in the pasture. Here’s how to determine what’s right for your flock and how to offer it.
It’s time to start thinking about spring breeding season. So evaluate your flock’s body condition now to determine which sheep to keep through the winter.
Parasites (particularly barber pole worms) can cause anemia in afflicted sheep, so use the FAMACHA score to determine which animals need treatment.
Poison hemlock is creeping into new areas these days, so you need to check your sheep pastures to make sure this toxic, invasive plant isn’t present. Here’s how.