Sheep continuously send out signals about their health, well-being, nutrition and behaviour. The challenge for every sheep famer and sheep owner is how to interpret these signals and use them. Sheep Signals, global edition, is a richly illustrated guide on how to interpret the behaviour, posture and physical characteristics of individual animals and groups.
When observing sheep it is important not to jump to conclusions immediately, but instead always to ask yourself three questions: What do I see? Why did this happen? What does this mean? If you know what to look for, you can pick up the signals everywhere and any time. Sheep Signals will show you how.
Sheep signals is the ideal practical guide for lerning how to better observe behaviour, posture and physical characteristics of groupds of sheep and individuals. Since a sheep is a typical herd animal, it should be assess in the context of the group. What do I See? What is the cause? What should I do? With this knowledge, you can then take direct targetted measures. Can you recognise a liver fluke snail? And did you know that copper requirements vary from breed to breed? How can you tell whether is suffering from copper poisoning or a copper deficiency?
Sheep Signals is an animal-oriented practical guide with a direct and practical approach: look, think and act. The book is practical, immediately applicable in daily practice, extremely accessible, evidence-based, directly profitable for animals and farmers.
SECTION ONE: Sheep: basic facts
SECTION TWO: Autumn
SECTION THREE: Winter
SECTION FOUR: Lambing
SECTION FIVE: Spring
SECTION SIX: Summer
Appendix: Breed chart
The author from Schapendokter.nl is a veterinarian focused on sheep. In addition, he has a herd of 100 sheep (EasyCare). He has a lot of experience and we know what works in practice which he shares through the book.
His mission is to promote healthy and profitable sheep farming and to achieve as high a possible health with as little drugs; The emphasis is on prevention.
This book weighs: 595g
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