Episode 159. Small Ruminants: All About Health

In this episode of Voices from the Field, Margo Hale, Director of NCAT’s Southeast Regional Office in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Linda Coffey, Livestock Specialist with NCAT also located in Fayetteville, discuss ruminant health: how to encourage health, prevent illness, work with a veterinarian, and manage so that your flock or herd is mostly trouble-free.

They discuss tools and supplies they like to have on hand. They also share the contents of the first-aid kit of Dave and Jenny Scott, owners of Montana Highland Lamb. Dave is a Livestock Specialist in NCAT’s Rocky Mountain West Regional office in Butte, Montana.

For more information on this topic, you can contact Margo Hale directly at margoh@ncat.org or Linda Coffey at lindac@ncat.org.

Related ATTRA Resources:

Managed Grazing Tutorial

Blog 6. Adaptive Grazing: You Can Do It

Tipsheet: Organic Approach to Animal Health

An Illustrated Guide to Sheep and Goats

Sheep and Goats: Frequently Asked Questions

Grazing to Control Parasites

Sheep: Sustainable and Organic Production

Meat Goats: Sustainable Production

Tips for: Working with a Veterinarian

Managing Internal Parasites: Success Stories

Tools for Managing Internal Parasites in Sheep and Goats: Pasture Management

Sheep and Goats page

Other Resources:

The American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control

The American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners

Sheep and Goat Medicine, by Dr. D.G. Pugh

American Sheep Industry Association – Best Practices Factsheets

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