Prudent use of pharmaceutical agents in food-producing animals is essential for animal health and welfare, and food safety. This article describes current drug-use regulations so livestock producers can work with their veterinarian to make smart choices.
Copper toxicity can occur following ingestion of excess copper in feed or minerals over time. Stress can induce the acute form of this disease, which can be deadly.
This articlle describes a disease of sheep and goats called caseous lymphadenitis. CL is caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis and is manifested by abscesses of the lymph nodes and occasionallyof the internal organs.
Pseudopregnancy is a condition of goats that is characterized by accumulation of fluid in the uterus. This fact sheet describes the common signs of this condition and what to do once it's diagnosed.
Azaleas are a common ornamental plant in Louisiana. But they can be deadly to livestock, especially goats. This fact sheet explains what can happen when goats consume azaleas.
Anthrax in livestock and horses is described. Topics discussed include: A brief history of the disease, persistance of spores in soil, clinical signs, what to do if anthrax suspected, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control.
Because of their relatively small size compared to cattle and horses, mass evacuation of goats and sheep is possible if plans are made weeks in advance of a potential disaster.
Images of major poisonous plants are presented to assist livestock owners with plant recognition. Toxic effects are also mentioned.
Predator control is an important part of raising sheep and goats. This fact sheet describes management alternatives to predator control.