Pressure is increasing on the veterinary industry to help minimize the use of medications in all livestock production. However, the good news is that for many diseases, prevention is better than cure. And there are many diseases of sheep for which vaccines are currently widely available – for commercial flocks, smallholders, or pet sheep.
“Sheep scab”, or psoroptic mange, is a highly pathogenic and contagious disease of sheep that has huge implications to sheep welfare and economics. A large collaborative research project funded by the VMD – and involving the Moredun Research Institute and the universities of Bristol, Glasgow and Nottingham – has been researching sheep scab control with … Read more