Enterotoxemia in Sheep and Goats Guy Sheppard DVM and Randi Gold VMD, PhD, DACVP Enterotoxemia, commonly called “overeating disease”, is a common problem in sheep and goats, especially in animals under a year of age. The disease occurs in … [Read more...] about Enterotoxemia in sheep and goats
Copper Toxicity in Show Animals Guy Sheppard, DVM In reflecting upon yet another major livestock show season in Texas, it is important to keep in mind the possibility of copper toxicity, particularly in sheep and goats. Sheep are particularly … [Read more...] about Copper Toxicity in Show Animals
Abortion of a sheep fetus due to Cache Valley Fever Virus By Judy Akins, DVM, MS A term sheep fetus was submitted to the Texas A&M Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) for a routine necropsy. The fetus had scoliosis. The skull and … [Read more...] about Abortion of a sheep fetus due to Cache Valley Fever Virus
An infectious systemic disease, Malignant Catarrhal Fever (MCF) affects ruminants, from domestic cattle and goats to farmed hoofstock, like deer. Both the Texas livestock industry and exotic animal producers should be aware of MCF, its clinical signs … [Read more...] about What do you know about Malignant Catarrhal Fever?
The recent rain and resulting flooded or muddy conditions creates problems for companion animal owners and livestock producers alike. To discuss what livestock owners can do to keep their animal's healthy, Texas A&M Veterinary Diagnostic … [Read more...] about TVMDL’s Dr. Terry Hensley on KBTX-TV “Focus at Four”