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Sheep-Farming in North America


Sheep-Farming in North America

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    John Alexander Craig (Author)
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1913. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... other sheep were placed in the same stable, and no further appearance of the ailment was seen. The tick.--Ticks, to the discredit of flockowners, are still very common and are the cause of great loss not directly through death, but by interfering with the thrift of the animals. As with the scab mite, there is no excuse for permitting them to annoy the flock. They yield readily to the same treatment as the scab mite. A second dipping will be necessary to catch those that were in the egg stage at the time of the first dipping. Ten days should intervene between the two. Sheep lice.--The sheep louse is less common than the tick, yet is occasionally found, especially upon goats. It is much smaller than the tick, but large enough to be seen with the naked eye. The same dips recommended for the tick will eradicate the louse. Maggots.--These are the larval form of the blowfly. They are a serious annoyance and cause of loss during the hot summer months, especially among flocks suffering from any hoof ailment. They also annoy rams or any other sheep with sores or with offensive odor about them. A sheep once invaded by them needs prompt and persistent attention, or it will soon succumb. Eggs will hatch within twenty-four hours, and when flies have once gotten after a sheep, they persist in depositing eggs upon it until it succumbs. Flocks so annoyed should be removed to a new field. The removal is best made after night, so that the flies will not follow. Infested animals should be removed to a dark stable. Gasoline is an effective and economical remedy for destroying the maggots, and air-slacked lime sprinkled over the infected point is the best guard against further deposits of eggs. Turpentine and tar have been much used for this purpose, but are not as valuable as the g...
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  • PDF | 72 pages
  • John Alexander Craig (Author)
  • General Books LLC (15 Jan. 2012)
  • English
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  • Business, Finance Law
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