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    Bloat In Orphan Lambs

    A year of high numbers of lambs being born, inevitably means orphan lambs being reared.  One of the most common reported problems for these lambs is abomasal bloat (tympany), which is caused by harmful bacteria in the stomach that feed on the lactose, which often gains entry with unhygienic conditions and hot milk.

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    Wormers And The Soil

    I have seen several videos recently telling farmers to reduce their use of wormers or cut them out altogether to reduce their impact on soil ecosystems.  This message is over simplistic and could be detrimental to animal performance and more importantly have a negative impact on animal welfare. 

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