SHEEP

Reminder to look out for milk fever in sheep

AGRICULTURE Victoria has issued a reminder to sheep producers to be on the look out for milk fever or hypocalcaemia.

Staff writer
 Sheep producers are reminded to beware of milk fever in pregnant ewes. Picture Mark Saunders.

Sheep producers are reminded to beware of milk fever in pregnant ewes. Picture Mark Saunders.

Milk fever is a deficiency of calcium in the blood, with cases in pregnant ewes expected at this time of year. It may be prevented by adding a calcium supplement, or by giving dry roughage to sheep...

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