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Sheep do get sick, but fewer would die if producers recognized that a problem existed, made the correct diagnosis, and treated sheep in the most effective manner. Correct diagnosis is most difficult. It requires experience, and the only way to get that experience is to make the effort. Consulting with your veterinarian can be most helpful.
The following brief comments are intended to provide some help in diagnosing, treating, and preventing some of the more prevalent health problems of sheep.