Worried about unexplained lamb loses in your breeding ewe flock? There can be many reasons for this, but one that is starting to raise its ugly head is Campylobacter. It is a disease that causes medium to full term abortion, and in many recorded cases in Australia losses of 18 to 25% from scanning to lamb marking.
Coopers Animal Health has compiled a questionnaire for you to fill out and if they believe that your situation puts you at risk they are offering to come out and take blood tests from suspect ewes to see if they are positive or negative to Campylobacter. Peace of mind.
You can send the form to Coopers or to Sheepmatters, and you will hear from Coopers on action to be taken.
Campylobacter Questionnaire (538 KB)