Lambs, Mortality, Losses, Surveys, Western Australia
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During the past year the Animal Health Laboratory has been conducting a preliminary survey into the infectious causes of abortion in sheep and perinatal lamb mortalities. This work was prompted by:
* The diagnosis of vibrionic abortion for the first time in Western Australia in 1961, and
* The estimate that 30 per cent, of all ewes mated in Australia each year may fail to produce a viable lamb that survives to marking time.
This enormous lamb wastage is due to a variety of causes and the role of infectious agents has yet to be evaluated.
Dennis, Stanley M.
"Tales from dead lambs : results of a survey of lambing losses,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 5:
4, Article 2.
Available at: https://library.dpird.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol5/iss4/2