At Stanley House we are accustomed to dealing with a multitude of sheep enquiries and problems. Our farm vets are equipped to deal with those clients owning one or two pet sheep, to those farming two or three thousand. We have many pedigree flocks on our books.
Thanks to the variety of countryside in this area we see a vast array of breeds, from texels and suffolks to mules, swales and rare breeds.
Our vets are heavily involved with lambing time, which begins in late December in some of our pedigree flocks, and runs through until May. Our farm animal department is well stocked during this time with plenty of equipment the sheep farmer requires for lambing, with everything from rubber rings and lambing ropes to milk replacer and marker sprays.
Stanley House Vets are available to provide flock health plans for those farmers wishing to address specific problems on their farms, or those attempting to refine and improve their effeciency. We are used to investigating and giving advice on lameness, external parasites and abortion, and the use of specific vaccines for some of these diseases. We are familiar with the use and protocols of vaccines for Pasteurella and clostridial infections.
Our vets are well-versed in advising on external parasite control, i.e. scab and lice, and internal parasites, such as roundworm and liver-fluke.
Lamb scour – causes and supportive fluids
Lambs may scour (have diarrhoea) at any age and for a variety of reasons. Scour can be caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites, nutritional issues and many other factors. The cause of scour cannot always be easily diagnosed for rapid accurate treatment. Please click on the link below to read more information on Lamb scour – causes and supportive fluids.