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Non-infectious intestinal conditions of sheep

Bath, C. (2003) Non-infectious intestinal conditions of sheep. In: Australian Sheep Veterinary Society Conference, 25 - 30 May, Cairns, Australia.

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    Abstract

    Enteric disorders are common in sheep and have major economic consequences attributable to dags, production losses and mortalities. The purpose of this paper is to provide a review of non-infectious intestinal conditions in sheep with an emphasis on the role of nutrition and the effects of various nutritional factors. The principles of treatment and prevention are discussed, but not reviewed in detail. Non-infectious causes of scouring in sheep are generally not well understood. In particular, the role of various nutritional factors in determining faecal consistency (in both the presence and absence of infectious agents) warrants further investigation. Nutritional manipulation may provide options for management and prevention of scouring in sheep.

    Publication Type: Conference Paper
    Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
    URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/9601
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