Optimal Ag and Optimal Ag Services is conducting a survey to determine the magnitude of loss to the sheep industry attributed to mastitis.
The greatest cause for death in the first two weeks of a lamb's life is starvation. Mastitis, an infection or inflammation of the mammary gland of the ewe, is a major cause of this undesirable result. There are a variety of causes of mastitis, e.g. staph, strep, mycoplasma, ovine progressive pneumonia (OPP), and trauma.
Source: ASI Weekly News, July 23, 2010
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